NewsPoland mobilizes fighters as long-range missile strikes hit Ukraine

Poland mobilizes fighters as long-range missile strikes hit Ukraine

F-16 planes over Poland
F-16 planes over Poland
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9:13 AM EDT, March 29, 2024
The nine-hour-long night attack prompted an air raid alarm throughout Ukraine due to the threat of a missile strike from a Tu-95MS aircraft. The Operational Command reported on the X platform that there was significant activity from the Russian Federation's long-range aviation, launching missile strikes on locations within Ukraine.

The attack, spanning from Thursday night to Friday, saw extensive use of missiles and drones. According to channels tracking air activity, an air raid alarm was issued across Ukraine, signaling the imminent threat from a Tu-95MS aircraft.

Cities including Dnipro, Kamianske, Pavlohrad, Kremenchuk, and Ivano-Frankivsk, certain areas in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, and specific targets in the Lviv Oblast were hit. The strikes were primarily aimed at Ukraine's energy infrastructure, significantly impacting the country's energy complex.

Poland mobilizes fighters in response

In response to the aggression against Ukraine, Poland, alongside allied forces, has scrambled its aircraft.
"Be advised, Polish and allied aircraft are currently operational in Polish airspace. This may lead to increased noise levels, particularly in the southeastern region of the country," the statement read.
The Operational Command noted the significant activity of the Russian Federation's long-range aviation, which is executing missile strikes against Ukrainian sites.
All essential measures to secure Polish airspace have been activated, with the Operational Command diligently overseeing the situation.
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