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Poland announces Russia's response to missile overflight and ambassador's demarche

Poland announces Russia's response to missile overflight and ambassador's demarche Photo: Polish Minister of Defense Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz (Getty Images)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland summoned the Russian Ambassador, Sergey Andreyev, over the missile flyover launched against Ukraine. However, according to the Polish Minister of Defense Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, the diplomat ignored the invitation to the ministry.

"This is not the first case when we have to deal with violations of both the law and international standards," he said.

The minister noted that the Polish authorities will make further decisions regarding Andreyev's behavior.

"We are in constant contact with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister, the President, and the National Security Bureau. These should be community-agreed decisions because it is the response of the entire Polish state," he added.

Kosiniak-Kamysz emphasized that the following steps can be expected in the coming days. In his opinion, the ambassador's decision was "absolutely wrong."

"This is an expression of disrespect, and we cannot be indifferent to it," he commented on the words of the Kremlin diplomat, who explained that he was not provided with evidence of the appearance of the Russian missile.

Incident with Russian missile during shelling of Ukraine

A Russian missile flew into Polish territory during the strike on Ukraine on March 24. As a result, aviation, including NATO aircraft, was sent into the sky. The Russian missile was in Polish airspace for 39 seconds.

At the same time, the spokesman for the Polish Sejm, Shimon Golovnya, stated that incidents involving violations by Russian missiles of Polish airspace may continue in the future. He admitted this possibility against the backdrop of the ongoing war in Ukraine.