A Russian missile enters Polish airspace for 39 seconds

A Russian missile penetrated Polish airspace yesterday morning, prompting Warsaw to put its Air Force on alert, according to Polish authorities.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
24 March 2024 Sunday 11:08
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A Russian missile enters Polish airspace for 39 seconds

A Russian missile penetrated Polish airspace yesterday morning, prompting Warsaw to put its Air Force on alert, according to Polish authorities. "At 4:23 a.m. an airspace intrusion took place," the Polish Armed Forces wrote on their X account.

The missile was 39 seconds in Polish airspace and was permanently observed on radars. "All measures have been taken to ensure the safety of Polish airspace. For this reason, citizens could be inconvenienced by the noise, especially in the southeast", added the message. Poland borders Ukraine in the south-east, which yesterday was punished by heavy Russian airstrikes, both in Lviv and in the capital, Kyiv. According to the Ukrainian military administration, anti-aircraft defense systems managed to repel the attacks: the air force claimed to have destroyed 18 Shahed missiles fired by the Russians.

According to the Kremlin's version, the targets of the attacks were energy installations and military factories on Ukrainian territory. "Tonight, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out an attack with high-precision and long-range weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles against electric power facilities, the gas production industry and places where they are assembled and they test water drones", the Russian military note pointed out. As a result of the attacks, "the work of industrial companies that produced and repaired weapons, military equipment and ammunition was disorganized."

In addition, "foreign-made military equipment and weapons transferred to Ukraine by NATO countries were destroyed," added the note from the Ministry of Defense.

In the Black Sea, Ukrainian forces attacked two Russian ships, a communications center and other infrastructure in Sevastopol, on the Crimean peninsula, which belongs to Ukraine but has been occupied by Russia since 2014.

"The Defense Forces have attacked two ships, the Jamal and the Asov, a communications center and other infrastructures," assured the Ukrainian general commando. The Jamal was designed in Poland in 1987, has a crew of 98 people and is 112.5 meters long. The Azov is over 173 meters long, was designed in 1972 and has a crew of over 400 people.