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Poland scrambles its own planes during Russia's missile attack on Ukraine

Poland scrambles planes during Russian missile attack

On the morning of January 13, during a massive Russian missile attack on Ukraine, Polish military personnel went on high alert. In particular, F-16 fighter jets were taken to the skies.

Ground-based air defense systems were also activated. This was reported by the Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Poland on social network X.

The Polish military stated that they had activated aviation and ground-based air defense systems during the heightened threat. The Operational Command warned that Polish and allied aircraft were active in the southeastern part of the country.

After the shelling stopped, all assets returned to standard operations.

"Due to the decrease in the threat level, the operation of Polish and allied aircraft in Polish airspace and ground-based air defense systems has been suspended. The mobilized forces and assets have returned to standard operations," the statement said.

The Polish military also noted that they are constantly monitoring the situation in Ukraine and are in constant readiness to ensure the security of Polish airspace.

As a reminder, on the morning of January 13, Russia attacked Ukraine with 40 different types of air defense systems. Air defense forces shot down eight of them. Another 20 enemy missiles did not reach their targets.

Earlier it was reported that Poland appealed to the aggressor country, Russia, whose missile flew into Polish airspace during the shelling of Ukraine. Moscow was asked to explain the incident and called for "an end to such activities."

As reported by OBOZ.UA, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said that he would not allow anti-Ukrainian sentiment in his government. According to him, the situation in Ukraine and, in particular, at the front is the number one issue for Polish security.

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