Russia carried out a massive missile attack in Ukraine on Wednesday morning. An air alert was announced throughout the country. Due to the “intense activity of long-range aviation in the Russian Federation”, a message was issued by the Operational Command of the Branches of the Armed Forces.
In the center of Kiev around At 7 local time (6 a.m. in Poland), a correspondent of the Polish Press Agency heard two loud explosions. “Explosions in the city. Air defenses are working. Stay in shelters!” – appealed the mayor of the capital, Vitali Klitschko.
“A cruise missile in the Lviv region is moving towards the border with Poland,” warned the Ukrainian Air Force.
It was then reported that Russian missiles were maneuvering on the border of the Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk oblasts.
The head of the military authorities of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Synehubov, announced that the rockets hit targets in one of the districts of Kharkiv in the north-east. Ukraine, damaging infrastructure facilities. “There are no injuries at the moment,” he wrote on Telegram.
Statement of the Operational Command of the Armed Forces
On Wednesday morning, the Polish Armed Forces Operational Command issued a statement. “We would like to inform you that intensive long-range aviation activity of the Russian Federation is being observed, related to missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine. All necessary procedures to ensure the security of Polish airspace have been launched, and the Operational Command of the Armed Forces is monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis,” it said.
DORSZ also reported that due to Russian air attacks on Ukraine, “Polish and allied aircraft were activated, which may result in increased noise levels, especially in the south-eastern part of the country.”
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