A Russian missile violated Polish airspace during a large-scale attack on Ukraine: emergency meeting in Warsaw

A Russian missile violated Polish airspace during a large-scale attack on Ukraine: emergency meeting in Warsaw
Members of the Polish army were placed on alert during the Russian attack on Ukraine (Reuters/Kacper Pempel/File)

Polish Defense Minister Wladyslaw Kuciniak Kamisz confirmed today, Friday, that the aerial object that was detected on Friday in Polish airspace “It was, by all indications, a Russian missile“.

The minister announced in a press conference in Warsaw that the projectile “Polish defense systems tracked it until it left the airspace“Polish confirms that there is confirmation of the path followed by the missile.”By allied radars“.

Polish President Andrzej Duda (Kamaryt Michal/CTK/DPA)

Shortly after the incident became known, there was speculation that the shell might have fallen on Polish territory, so a search operation was launched for the remains, in which 200 police officers equipped with drones participated in Hrubchov (east), near the Polish-Ukrainian border.

president of poland, Andrzej DudaThe National Security Assembly held a meeting at noon, attended by the Minister of Defence, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, General Wieslaw Kokula, Commander of the Operations Command of the Armed Forces, General Maciej Klisch, and Polish Ambassador to NATO Tomasz Szatkowski.

On Friday, Ukraine was hit by a “huge” wave of missile and drone attacks since the beginning of the invasion (Reuters/Thomas Peter)

Moreover, according to the head of the Polish Presidential Chancellery, Marcin Maśtalek, Duda had an online conversation with the NATO Secretary General at the end of that meeting. Jens Stoltenberg.

On Friday, Ukraine suffered its largest wave of missile and drone attacks since the start of the invasionAs indicated by the Air Force of that country, which counted more than 160 shells, a large portion of which were shot down.

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In April this year, the remains of a Russian-made air-to-ground missile were found in a forest near the city of Bydgoszcz, in northern Poland, and in November last year, a missile struck Przełódów, six kilometers from the city. The Polish-Ukrainian border and the killing of two Polish farmers.

A wave of Russian attacks on Ukraine

president of Ukraine, Volodymyr ZelenskyThis Friday, he mentioned that Russia launched 100 missiles over Ukraine in the largest attack in recent monthswhich is what caused At least 16 dead and more than 70 injured.

“today, Russia has used almost all types of weapons in its arsenal: Kinzhal aircraft, S-300 missiles, cruise missiles, and drones.. Strategic bombers launched X-101/X-505 missiles. the total, About 110 missiles were launched at UkraineZelensky announced that most of them had been dropped.

Spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force Yuri insultsHe stated in televised statements that no such barrage of Russian missiles had occurred.in a moment“.

The enemy launched a powerful strike using different air attack assets. In reality, He threw everythingExcept for Caliber missiles. “There were Kinjal missiles, ballistic missiles, S-300 missiles and cruise missiles.”

(With information from EFE)

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