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Duda discusses Polish airspace violation with NATO Secretary General

Duda discusses Polish airspace violation with NATO Secretary General Photo: President of Poland Andrzej Duda (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

President of Poland Andrzej Duda discussed with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg the violation of Polish airspace during Russia's missile attack on Ukraine, according to the head of the Polish President's Office, Marcin Mastalerek.

"The conversation was about the violation of Polish airspace. We are in constant contact with our allies from the very beginning," noted Mastalerz.

NATO is monitoring the situation

As Stoltenberg emphasized, the Alliance stands in solidarity with Poland and remains in touch until all facts are established.

"Spoke with President Andrzej Duda about the missile incident in Poland. NATO stands in solidarity with our valued Ally, is monitoring the situation & we will remain in contact as the facts are established. NATO remains vigilant," wrote the NATO Secretary General on X.

Missile attack on Ukraine

During the night, the Russian forces committed the most massive attack against Ukraine. Initially, they used Shakheds, releasing in total 36 UAVs. Additionally, during the enemy's attack, the following weapons were launched:

  • at least 90 air-launched cruise missiles X-101/X-555/X-55;

  • five air-launched ballistic missiles X-47M2 "Kinjal" from the Astrakhan region;

  • four anti-radiation missiles X-31P;

  • one X-59;

  • 14 guided anti-aircraft missiles S-300 targeting Kharkiv.

In total, the enemy used 158 means of aerial attack: missiles of various types and strike UAVs. The air defense destroyed 114 aerial targets.

For more details on the massive attack and its consequences, read our material.

Violation of Polish airspace

The Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Poland reported in the morning about the violation of airspace by an unidentified object during Russia's attack on Ukraine.

As noted by the spokesperson for the Air Force, Yurii Ihnat, the violation of airspace is a signal to allies about the need to strengthen Ukraine's air defense.

Polish Army General Roman Polko does not exclude that Russia is deliberately trying to provoke Poland.