NATO country: Russian drone spotted in Romania

After parts of drones were again found in Romania’s Danube Delta, the Foreign Ministry in Bucharest accused Russia of violating the NATO country’s airspace and summoned the Russian ambassador.

According to the Romanian news agency Mediafax and referring to the ministry, it was reported that newly found debris belonged to a drone that bears similarities to those used by the Russian army, according to the unanimous statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense.

The ministry also said it had informed NATO allies about developments on the Romanian-Ukrainian border and was currently in consultations with them on how to as the German news website reported. After local residents alerted the Civil Protection, the Romanian Air Force detected drone debris with splinters near the villages of Victoria and Nufaru. These villages are located at a distance of about 14 kilometers as the crow flies from the Ukrainian border and are situated on the Sfantu Gheorghe branch of the Danube River. According to unnamed sources, a military object is said to be located near this site, according to media reports.

Already last week, drone debris resembling Russian drones was discovered in two different locations near the village of Plauru, the Defense Ministry said. Plauru is less than 500 meters from the Ukrainian port of Ismajil, which was recently attacked by Russian combat drones. NATO considered these incidents as not intended by Russia.

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