Russian drone shot down after breaching NATO airspace sparking WW3 fears

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Fears are growing over the possibility of World War 3 breaking out, after a Russian drone was shown down over NATO territory in Poland.

The drone was previously spotted in Ukraine, over the city of Yavoriv, but then ventured into Poland which is a breach of international law.

Ukrainian Armed Forces claimed that the drone appeared to be looking at damage that the Russian invasion had done in the Yavoriv military base near Lviv at the weekend, where 35 people died in a missile strike.

Local news reports state that it then flew over to Poland before returning to Ukrainian airspace.

It was shot down by Ukrainian forces at the time.

A spokesman for Ukraine said: “As we can see, the occupiers continue to carry out their provocative actions without hesitation, flying into the airspace of NATO member states.”

The breach comes just a few days after UK health secretary Sajid Javid told Sky News that Britain will go to war with Russia if NATO areas are attacked.

He said: “We've been very clear from the start, with our NATO allies, that if there is any kind of attack on NATO territory then it will be war with NATO and there will be a severe response.

“Even if just a single toecap of a Russian soldier steps into NATO territory, then it will be war with Russia and NATO would respond.

“That hasn't changed throughout this conflict and there would be a significant response from NATO if there was any kind of attack from Russia.

“Our message has been very clear from the start.

“Any kind of attack, anything that touches NATO territory or impacts NATO in any significant way, then we would respond.”

According to PolitiFact, there is a clause in the NATO treaty that states small or accidental strikes into NATO areas can be set aside, and might not necessarily trigger all out war.

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