NATO Finds No Signs of Deliberate Russian Attack on Romania
NATO has stated that it does not perceive any evidence to suggest that the debris of drones found on Romanian territory resulted from a deliberate Russian attack on Romania. Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary-General, made this declaration on Thursday.
This is reported by Reuters.
"This demonstrates the risks of incidents and accidents," he remarked. "Regardless of the outcome of this investigation, what we have seen is certainly a lot of fighting, as well as air attacks near NATO borders."
Recalling the events of September 4th, the Russian Federation conducted another terrorist strike in southern Ukraine overnight. The attack, carried out using "Shahed-136" combat drones, resulted in damage to warehouse and production facilities, along with a fire erupting at civilian sites.
Subsequently, Oleg Nikolenko, the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reported that during a massive attack on the Odesa region, a Russian "Shahed" drone fell and detonated on the territory of neighboring Romania. Initially, the Romanian Ministry of Defense denied the information regarding the drones falling on its territory.
However, on the same day, Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, stated that the Ukrainian side had photographic evidence of the Russian UAV's crash on Romanian territory, emphasizing their readiness to share the evidence if necessary.
Later, Romania's Minister of Defense, Angel Tilvar, did confirm the discovery of fragments of a Russian combat drone on Romanian soil. According to officials, several parts of the Russian combat drone were found in the Tulcea County, in the Plauru area, which is located on the border with Ukraine.
As reported by The Gaze, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has called for an immediate "professional investigation" in response to the discovery of drone debris on the country's territory. He stated, "If it is confirmed that these elements originate from a Russian drone, such a situation would be entirely unacceptable and a serious violation of Romania's sovereignty and territorial integrity as a NATO ally."
As previously reported by The Gaze, this situation is not unprecedented. Earlier in August, there were reports in the media that Russian drones had breached Romanian airspace and exploded in a forest near the town of Tulcea.
It is worth noting that since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war, Russian drones and missiles have fallen on the territory of Poland, Moldova, and even Croatia.