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Poland deploys aviation during Russian missile attack on Ukraine

Poland deploys aviation during Russian missile attack on Ukraine Poland airborne during Russian missile attack on Ukraine (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

This morning, on January 23, Poland sent its aviation into the sky amid Russia missile attack on Ukraine, according to the Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Poland.

"We report that there is intensive activity of the Russian Federation's long-range aviation, which is intended to strike the territory of Ukraine. All necessary procedures to ensure the safety of Polish airspace have been initiated, and the situation is being monitored constantly," the statement said.

It was noted that the aviation of Poland and its allies were activated.

Residents of Poland, especially in the southeast, have been warned of an increase in noise levels.

Missile attack on Ukraine on January 23

On the morning of January 23, air raid sirens were sounded throughout Ukraine. The military reported launches of cruise missiles from strategic bombers Tu-95MS from the Caspian Sea region.

A series of powerful explosions were heard, including in Kyiv and Kharkiv, with reports of the operation of air defense forces.

In Kyiv, as a result of the attack, cars and a building were on fire.

Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klychko reports that there are currently 7 casualties known as a result of the morning attack on the capital. Most of them are in the Solomianskyi district. Six people have been hospitalized, and another victim, a 13-year-old boy, received on-the-spot medical assistance.

In addition, in Kharkiv, the entrance to a residential building has been destroyed due to Russian shelling, with people trapped under the rubble. There are also reports of no electricity and disruptions in water supply in one part of the Kyiv district of Kharkiv.