Spying feared as Russia sends drones over Poland: report
PR dla Zagranicy
Russia has sent drones into Polish airspace at least four times since the beginning of the year, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported on Friday.
The drones flew in from Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave, which borders Poland to the north-east, the paper said.
The last such incident of violating Polish airspace was reported two weeks ago near the village of Banie Mazurskie, according to the daily.
Border guards say they informed the Polish Air Force of every incident, Rzeczpospolita reported. It added that the Polish Ministry of Defence has not revealed what its response was, saying such information is confidential.
Experts have said the drone flights aimed to test how alert the Polish security services are, according to the daily.
The Russian drones could also be used to carry out reconnaissance missions, it added.
“For example, they can be used to determine the coordinates of future targets,” military expert Krystian Zięć, one of Poland’s first F-16 warplane pilots, was quoted as saying by the paper.
Source: Rzeczpospolita /TVP Info