The Polish Defence Ministry scrambled at least three F-16 fighter jets and Russia are already testing Poland’s response times.
Russian forces fired missiles towards Lviv which borders Poland and the fighter jets were scrambled to ensure Polish airspace is safe.
The operational command of the Armed Forces of Poland said, “Intensive long-range aviation activity of the Russian Federation is being observed due to missile strikes on Ukrainian territory.
The command added that Poland is “constantly monitoring the situation,” adding, “We warn you that Polish and allied aircraft have been activated, which may cause increased noise levels, especially in the southeast area of the country.
This week Poland sent Moscow a stern warning that they are ready to defend themselves against “all scenarios” from an attack by Russia as World War Three is looking more and more likely.
The Polish Defence Minister Kosiniak-Kamysz who is also a NATO official said they will retaliate against Russia should Moscow make any attempt to take over Warsaw.
Tensions between Warsaw and Moscow along the eastern border has intensified which saw Poland sending thousands of troops, tanks armoured vehicles and fighter jets to “ensure the safety of Polish airspace.”