Anti-Russian sentiments in Poland purposely incited- Putin

Other News Materials 14 February 2008 14:51 (UTC +04:00)

(Interfax) - Anti-Russian sentiments in Poland may be incited  on  purpose,  as an excuse for the prospective deployment of elements  of  the  U.S. missile defense system, President Vladimir Putin told a Thursday press conference in Moscow.

"I  have  the impression that someone is purposefully fanning anti- Russian sentiments in order to create an appropriate moral and political environment for the prospective deployment of missiles," he said.

"If  they  incite  anti-Russian  sentiments  in  Poland, it will be easier to  convince  the population that new armament systems are needed to protect  the country. In fact, the enemy is unknown. They claim it is

protection from Iranian missiles, but Iran has no missiles of that kind. Everyone knows that," he said.