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    “Missile From Russia, Targeting Ukraine, Violates Polish Airspace”


    A Russian cruise missile fired at towns in western Ukraine has led to a breach of Polish airspace, according to statements from Poland’s army. The incident, which occurred on Sunday, raised concerns about escalating tensions in the region.

    Poland’s army reported that a Russian cruise missile flew through Polish airspace above the village of Oserdow in the Lublin province, staying in the airspace for approximately 39 seconds. The missile’s trajectory was tracked by military radar throughout its flight, indicating a deliberate breach of Polish airspace.

    “The Polish army is constantly monitoring the situation on Ukrainian territory and remains on permanent alert to ensure the security of Polish airspace,” stated the army, emphasizing its commitment to safeguarding national security.

    During the incident, Poland activated its air defense procedures, demonstrating a swift response to the breach. This incident is not the first of its kind, as a similar occurrence took place on December 29, 2023, when a Russian missile intruded into Polish airspace for several minutes before returning to Ukraine.

    The breach has historical significance, recalling a previous incident in November 2022 when a Ukrainian air-defense missile accidentally fell on the Polish village of Przewodow near the Ukrainian border, resulting in casualties. Initially, there were concerns that such incidents could trigger NATO’s collective defense provisions, given Poland’s membership in the alliance, potentially escalating tensions between NATO and Russia.

    The breach underscores the volatility of the situation in Ukraine and neighboring countries, highlighting the need for heightened vigilance and preparedness among regional defense forces. As tensions continue to simmer, international observers closely monitor developments in the region, hoping for a de-escalation of conflict and a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

    Sources By Agencies

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