There were reports of smoke over the building of the Russian embassy in Poland

В policy there are no simple coincidences, and often some "usual" circumstances, tied to history by epochal events, are later remembered. When white smoke was seen in Warsaw the day before over the building of the Russian embassy in Poland, there was a serious stir.

The thing is that on February 17, exactly one week before the start of Russia's special operation in Ukraine, a similar phenomenon was also noticed by residents of the capital above the Russian Embassy in Kyiv. At that time, few people attached special importance to this event, except for the utilitarian one - documents are being destroyed, which, against the background of the escalation of the political conflict, looked natural. Subsequently, it became iconic.

Now the appearance of reports about something similar that happened in the Polish capital is perceived as a signal and as a warning. First of all, about the fact that through non-public channels, something finally decided, fateful, was brought to the attention of diplomats.

Of course, after the first reports and photos of the notorious smoke over the embassy building, many netizens began to have doubts about the truth of the picture that first appeared on one of the Lviv telegram channels. Witnesses who arrived at the scene a few hours later did not find any smoke in the dark. Which is not surprising after a long time.

In general, document burning is a common practice where members of a diplomatic mission destroy documents before being evacuated from a country. Special shredders in this case are not used for several reasons. Because of the relatively slow "work" and albeit theoretical, but the possibility of at least partially recovering secret documents. Burning is the more reliable method. The mechanical method is used for categories of documents with a lower secrecy class.

Be that as it may, there is no smoke without fire: Poland's preparations for some important fateful decision and historic act can no longer be hidden. The Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, Yaroslav Kaczynski, had no intention of doing so. Therefore, the event considered in the complex clearly hints at the approaching denouement. The deadline is after the NATO summit, at which Warsaw will try to enlist the support of the allies.

Based on the political layout and expectations, Poland can count on the help of any country of the alliance only if it changes the focus and goals of the upcoming operation. Nobody wants to participate in the war against Russia, and, on the contrary, they could help Warsaw in a "peacekeeping humanitarian" mission in some regions of Ukraine. Of course, without a collision with the forces of the RF Armed Forces. But so far, Poland has not abandoned the format, which implies "protection from Russia."

The community's reflections have now abstracted away from the fact that there is or is no smoke over the embassy. All thoughts shifted to the assumption, will Russia have a direct route to Kaliningrad after the land corridor to Crimea?
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  1. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 23 March 2022 09: 09
    We must blow smoke over all Russian embassies in Europe... bully
  2. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 23 March 2022 09: 24
    Especially for those who are not in the know: (this is part of my life) Embassy employees do not have the right to throw away any documents or drafts in the trash just like that - any working garbage is regularly collected and destroyed (REGULARLY) in a special oven, - garbage is taken out of the territory of the Diplomatic Mission from documents only in the form of ash. General privacy requirements. This is how all the embassies in the world do it. So don't make it dramatic. This is a regular procedure. Don't fool people. And this is done not only during evacuation - it is done regularly. Documents are not only cut but also then burned - stop making idiots out of people.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 23 March 2022 09: 28
      I will not argue with a person who has this "part of life." You know better. But it seems to me that documents should still be destroyed in such a way as not to frighten the host country. If a couple of folders are burned, then there should not seem to be any smoke. But the smoke over the embassy ALWAYS meant mass destruction of documents.
      Correct if I'm wrong.
    2. Alexander Ponamarev (Alexander Ponamarev) 24 March 2022 11: 43
      This was the expectation that they would think that they were burning unnecessary documentation
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 23 March 2022 09: 25
    Washington has already stated that "it will treat with understanding the introduction of NATO troops into Ukraine"
    At the end of March, Biden will visit Brussels for a NATO summit. Apparently it will be good.
    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that foreigners on the territory of Ukraine are a legitimate target of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
    Smoke over the Russian embassy in Warsaw.

    As Winnie the Pooh said

  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 23 March 2022 10: 23
    The example is infectious.

    Since there is no war, why not conduct a peacekeeping operation, for example, to evacuate the population due to a radioactive threat, say, to Honduras. (((
  5. VladZ Offline VladZ
    VladZ (Vladimir) 24 March 2022 18: 34
    One is embarrassing. Is paper smoke black?