Poland requested the Russian chargé d’affaires over the airstrike

Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, this is not the first Air incident in Polands.

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The object was tracked with the radar devices of the national air defense system from the moment it crossed the border until it disappeared, it was announced on the X social network of the operations command.

Command spokesman Jacek Goryszewski later announced at a press conference also broadcast on commercial television Polsat News: the object’s radio signals ceased in the vicinity of the city of Zamosc in eastern Poland.

Officials are investigating what exactly happened

Goryszewski said.

He added:

in connection with the incident, the combat readiness of the Polish Air Force was increased.

Andrzej Fijolek, the police spokesman of the Lublin Voivodeship, told the PAP news agency: they have no information about injuries or explosions.

On Friday afternoon, President Andrzej Duda discussed the incident with Deputy Prime Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, Minister of National Defense, Lt. Gen. Maciej Klisz, Operations Commander, and Lt. Gen. Wieslaw Kukula, Chief of Staff.

At the press conference following the meeting, Lieutenant General Kukula said:

“all signs point” to a Russian missile entering Polish airspace, which, according to data from radar devices and confirmation from the allies, left after a while.

Lieutenant General Klisz added:

the missile could penetrate over Poland at a depth of about 40 kilometers, and the airspace violation lasted about 3 minutes. In order to confirm the technical data for its flight path, the army is also conducting a field inspection

Klisz said.

The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday evening:

Deputy Foreign Minister Wladyslaw Teofil Bartoszewski asked Andrej Ordas, charge d’affaires of the Russian Embassy in Warsaw, to whom he was handed a diplomatic note in which the Polish authorities call on the Russian side to clarify the violation of Poland’s airspace by a robotic aircraft, as well as demand “the immediate cessation of this type of actions.” .

At a press conference, Bartoszewski believed that the incident was a “test” of Polish air defense.

He emphasized that

Warsaw is able to react “quickly and effectively” in the event of another airspace violation.

This is not the first air incident to hit Poland since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. In November 2022, a missile launched from Ukraine hit the town of Przewodów in eastern Poland, killing two Polish citizens. In April of this year, the remains of a Russian-made maneuvering robot aircraft that was shot down last December were found in the forest near Bydgoszcz in western Poland.

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