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Russian Envoy Ignores Polish Concerns Over Airspace Violation

Russian Envoy Ignores Polish Concerns Over Airspace Violation
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The Russian Ambassador to Poland, Sergey Andreev, has conspicuously ignored a summons from the Polish government following a serious breach of airspace. This incident occurred amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, marking day 762 of the war.

On a day marred by violence, at least ten individuals, including a young girl, were injured during a missile attack on Kyiv. The missiles, believed to be of Russian origin, struck an arts academy and a gym, causing significant damage. The Ukrainian capital's military administration head, Sergiy Popko, attributed the attack to two ballistic missiles launched from Crimea, now annexed by Russia.

The Polish government's response to the airspace violation was swift, with a summons issued for Ambassador Andreev to appear at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, the ambassador's failure to attend the meeting has been perceived as a sign of disregard, prompting Poland's Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, to express concerns over what he termed "a sign of contempt."

The European Union has been actively involved in supporting Ukraine, with the delivery of 500,000 artillery shells and commitments to supply more by the year's end. The EU's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, highlighted the need for increased production capacity and financial resources to aid Ukraine.

 As the war continues, the international community watches closely, with NATO members particularly concerned about the security implications of such incidents. The absence of the Russian ambassador at the scheduled meeting has raised questions about his ability to effectively represent Russian interests in Warsaw.

This development comes at a time when the US Congress has adjourned without considering a significant aid bill for Ukraine, leaving the future of international support uncertain. Meanwhile, the EU continues its efforts to train Ukrainian soldiers, with a target of 60,000 by summer.