Russian drone crashes on Romanian territory

A Russian drone went down on Romanian territory near the town of Grindu, according to the press service of the Romanian Defense Ministry. Romanian F-17 fighter jets and German Eurfighter warplanes were then put in the air on alert.

“As a result of the uncontrolled crash of the apparatus, a crater 1.5 meters deep was found, – the press service said. – The drone, used in an attack on Ukrainian port infrastructure, fell in uninhabited terrain about 4 kilometers upstream from the town of Grindu”. The agency said the crash would be investigated.

It was a Shahed drone launched during a night attack on Odessa, Ukrainian media specified. The attack lasted more than six hours, as a result 11 people were injured, among them three children.

NATO representatives do not consider the downing of a Russian drone on the territory of Romania as an attack on the military bloc, NATO spokesman Delaine White said on the social network X (formerly Twitter). “We strongly condemn Russian attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine and along the Danube, – he wrote. – But NATO has no information indicating any deliberate Russian attack on allies. We continue to monitor the situation and are in close contact with the Romanian authorities”.

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