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In the attack on Ukraine: Russia violated Polish airspace

In the attack on Ukraine: Russia violated Polish airspace

The targets of the attacks were cities in western Ukraine. The object entered Polish airspace near the village of Ocerdo.

According to Polish information, Russia briefly violated the airspace of Poland, a NATO member, during missile attacks on western Ukraine on Sunday morning.

On March 24, at 4:23 a.m., there was a violation of Polish airspace with a cruise missile launched that night by a Russian long-range aircraft, the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces wrote on the X platform (formerly Twitter).

The targets of the attacks were cities in western Ukraine. The object entered Polish airspace near the village of Ocerdo and remained there for 39 seconds.

20 missiles and 7 drones

She added that military radar systems monitored this throughout the trip. All necessary measures have been initiated to ensure the safety of Polish airspace. Among other things, the Polish Air Force and the Allied Air Forces were activated.

The Lviv region in western Ukraine was attacked by Russia with about 20 missiles and seven dronesLviv Mayor Andrei Sadwig confirmed on Telegram. There were no casualties in his city, the largest city in western Ukraine. He did not comment on possible damage to the surrounding area.

Summons and protest notice

The Polish army had already discovered that its airspace had been violated by a Russian missile at the end of December. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw summoned the Chargé d'Affairs of the Russian Embassy and handed him a note of protest. Russia called for an explanation of the airspace violation incident and an immediate cessation of such activities.

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In November 2022, a missile hit a Polish village on the border with Ukraine, killing two civilians. The West assumes it was a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile that was used to defend against Russian attacks.