Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Polish military: Russian missile likely entered Polish airspace

Russian missile likely entered the airspace of NATO-member Poland amid Russia’s massive air attack against Ukraine on 29 December.
Russian cruise missile.
Russian cruise missile. Photo from open sources
Polish military: Russian missile likely entered Polish airspace

Russian missile likely entered the airspace of NATO-member Poland on 29 December, General Maciej Klisz, the operational commander of Polish armed forces, said.

Earlier, the Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces reported that Polish Operational Command detected an unknown object that flew in from Ukrainian territory near the Ukrainian border in the Zamość area of Poland.

This occurrence took place amid a significant Russian assault on Ukraine overnight, involving 158 drones and missiles targeting critical infrastructure, industry, and military facilities.

According to General Klisz, the missile spent less than three minutes over Polish territory before returning to Ukrainian airspace. “The entire flight path over Polish territory was being monitored,” Klisz stated to the press. “At the moment, the scenario that I am recommending is that the missile left Poland’s airspace.”

This incident follows a previous event in November 2022, where a stray Ukrainian missile struck Przewodow, a Polish village. In April, a Russian missile was discovered in a forest near Zamosc, close to Bydgoszcz.

General Klisz also noted that the missile had flown 40 kilometers into Poland, with no action taken against it. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk convened a meeting with army and security service chiefs around midday local time to discuss the incident.

According to Polsat News, citing sources, it was most likely either X-22 or X-101 Russian cruise missile.

Read also:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts