Poland will demand an explanation from Moscow for a “new violation of its airspace” by a Russian cruise missile, which was launched early this morning against targets in western Ukraine, the Polish Foreign Ministry announced today.

“First of all, we ask the Russian Federation to stop terrorist airstrikes against the population and territory of Ukraine, to end the war and deal with the country’s internal problems,” the Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement. of.

Russia launched 57 missiles and drones in Ukraine this morning, in the context of an attack, among others, in Kiev and the Lviv region in western Ukraine, which is located near the border with Poland.

The Polish armed forces then announced that a Russian cruise missile fired at targets in western Ukraine early this morning violated Polish airspace before exiting it.

“On March 24 at 04:23 am (05:23 Greek time) there was a violation of Polish airspace by one of the cruise missiles fired during the night by the long-range air force of the Russian Federation,” the Polish armed forces said in a statement. 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.

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.