Yesterday, the Poles were shocked by the news of a missile incident in Tomaszów County in the Lublin region. In the afternoon, following a meeting at the National Security Bureau, both the Minister of National Defense, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, and the highest military commanders announced that the projectile was indeed in Polish airspace but turned back. However, last night, authorities in nearby municipalities received a different message about the “search for an unidentified airborne object.”
Yesterday morning, Telewizja Republika reported that a missile had fallen in the village of Wożuczyn-Cukrownia (Tomaszów County). The Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces officially confirmed these reports.
According to existing procedures, the Operational Commander of the Armed Forces activated available forces and resources at his disposal, it was added. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
The Missile Was There, But… Did It Turn Back?
Also yesterday, a meeting was held at the National Security Bureau, attended by President Andrzej Duda, the Minister of National Defense, Chief of the General Staff Gen. Wiesław Kukuła, and Operational Commander of the Armed Forces Gen. Maciej Klisz. Afterward, a press conference took place. Both Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz and representatives of the Polish Armed Forces present at the meeting stated that the missile was briefly in Polish airspace but… turned back.
“The object in Polish airspace was in for just less than three minutes and left our airspace,” said Gen. Klisz.
“Attention! Increased Movement of a Large Number of Soldiers”
Although it seemed that everything was already clear, late yesterday evening, the topic resurfaced.
Authorities in municipalities near the location where the missile was supposed to fall informed on their Facebook profiles that today (December 30) from 9:00 AM until dusk, there is planned increased movement of soldiers in the following locations: Wożuczyn, Zwiartówek, Komarów Osada, Wolica Brzozowa, Zamłynie, and Pukarzów.
It appears that there is still suspicion that the object did not turn back but fell on Polish territory.
The Operational Command also confirmed this.