Concerns and memes about World War III flood social media after Russian missile reportedly hits Poland

'Fresh off a pandemic, Inflation, world war 3, Twitter dying… it’s the end times I fear,' one wrote

Concerns and memes about World War III flood social media after Russian missile reportedly hits Poland
Amid missile strike reports, WWIII began trending on Twitter with people sharing memes (@Pluto_Shmurda/Twitter)
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PRZEWODÓW, POLAND: A Russian-made missile struck NATO member Poland and hit its territory by killing two people near the Ukrainian border on Tuesday, November 15. Confirming the news, Lukasz Jasina, a spokesperson for Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, “At 15.40 [local time] in the village of Przewodów in the Hrubieszów poviat in the Lubelskie Voivodship, a Russian-made missile fell, killing two citizens of the Republic of Poland.”

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Following the apparent missile strike, a White House statement read, as quoted by DW News, "President Biden offered full US support for and assistance with Poland's investigation. President Biden reaffirmed the United States' ironclad commitment to NATO." Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said, "I am calling on all Poles to remain calm in the face of this tragedy... We must exercise restraint and caution." While the German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit tweeted, "Poland will closely investigate the circumstances of the incident in which two citizens died last night. Germany stands close to our NATO partner Poland."

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Amid the reports of the attack, "WWIII" quickly began trending on Twitter witn many showing their concerns. A user wrote, "What a time to be alive where one day your biggest concern is Twitter imploding and the next day it's the possibility of a world war." Another commented, "So.. I woke up to World War 3 trending.. Thank you oh so much Vladimir Putin." "Seeing World War 3 trending, expecting it to be about ticketmaster, but it's really because Russia fired missiles into Poland.... oh god," wrote one more user. While a concerned user expressed, "Fresh off a pandemic, Inflation, world war 3, Twitter dying… it’s the end times I fear."

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On the other hand, an individual pointed out, "No, World War 3 isn't starting. But Russia's behavior is unacceptable, irresponsible and immoral. It is also extremely incompetent. Russia needs to get out of Ukraine, stop its war crimes, change its leadership, abandon imperial ambitions and join the community of nations." A few shared their take on it while mentioning FIFA, which is scheduled to take place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, "seeing World War 3 trending again 4 days before FIFA World Cup 2022."

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