Russian cruise missile fired at targets in western Ukraine early this morning violated Polish airspace, the Polish armed forces announced.

“On March 24 at 04:23 am (05:23 Greek time) there was a violation of Polish airspace by one of the cruise missiles launched during the night by the long-range air force of the Russian Federation,” the Polish armed forces announced with posting them on social media X.

“The object entered Polish airspace near the town of Oserdow (Lublin Voivodeship) and remained there for 39 seconds. During the entire flight, it was tracked by military radar systems,” they added.

Russian forces launched new massive airstrikes in Kiev and other parts of Ukraine at dawn, prompting the Polish armed forces to raise their level of alert in the face of heightened military activity near their border.

The operational command of the Polish Armed Forces (RSZ) had earlier announced that it “observed intense activity of the long-range aviation of the Russian Federation” during the night, in connection with the attacks in Ukraine.

“All necessary procedures to guarantee the safety of Polish airspace have been activated and RSZ is constantly monitoring the situation,” he said in a related statement, adding that Polish and allied air forces had been “activated.”

In December, Poland, one of Kiev’s staunchest allies, denounced the three-minute overshooting of a Russian cruise missile fired toward Ukraine.