Russian missile violated Polish airspace during massive attack on Ukraine: emergency meeting in Warsaw

Members of the Polish Army were put on alert during the Russian attack on Ukraine (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File) (KACPER PEMPEL/)

The Polish Defense Minister, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, confirmed this Friday that the aerial object that was detected this Friday in Polish airspace “It was, according to all indications, a Russian missile”.

The minister declared at a press conference in Warsaw that the projectile “was tracked by Polish defense systems until it left airspace“Polish and emphasized that there is confirmation of the course followed by the missile”by allied radars”.

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

Shortly after the incident became known, there was speculation that the projectile could have fallen in Polish territory, so a search operation for the remains was launched, involving 200 police officers equipped with drones in Hrubieszów (east), near the Polish-Ukrainian border.

The president of Poland, Andrzej Dudacalled a meeting of the National Security Assembly at noon, attended by the Minister of Defense, the Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, General Wieslaw Kukula, the commander of the Operational Command of the Armed Forces, General Maciej Klisz, and the Polish ambassador to NATO, Tomasz Szatkowski.

This Friday, Ukraine suffered the most “massive” wave of missile and drone attacks since the beginning of the invasion (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
Ukraine suffered this Friday the most “massive” wave of missile and drone attacks since the beginning of the invasion (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) (THOMAS PETER/)

Furthermore, according to the head of the Polish presidential chancellery, Marcin Mastalerek, Duda had an online conversation with the NATO secretary general at the end of that meeting, Jens Stoltenberg.

Ukraine suffered this Friday the most “massive” wave of missile and drone attacks since the beginning of the invasionas indicated by the Air Force of that country, which has counted more than 160 projectiles, a large part of which were shot down.

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

At least 16 dead and more than 70 injured

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskystated this Friday that Russia launched a hundred missiles over Ukraine in the largest attack in recent monthswhich caused at least 16 dead and more than 70 injured.

“Today, Russia has used almost all types of weapons in its arsenal: Kinzhals, S-300, cruise missiles and drones. Strategic bombers launched X-101/X-505 missiles. Total, About 110 missiles were fired at Ukrainemost of which were shot down,” Zelensky declared.

Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuri Ihnatstated in televised statements that no such barrage of Russian missiles had occurred “in a while”.

The enemy launched a massive blow using various air attack assets. In fact, threw everything, except (missiles) Kalibr. There were Kinzhal (missiles), ballistic missiles, S-300, cruise missiles,” he said.

(With information from EFE)