NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday that there were no indications that Russia would intentionally attack Romania. Elements of the UAV probably fell there as a result of shelling
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday that there were no indications that Russia would intentionally attack Romania. In this way, he referred to information about the remains of Russian drones found on Romanian territory. Elements of the UAV probably fell there as a result of shelling of the Ukrainian port.
"We have no information indicating a deliberate attack by Russia and we are awaiting the outcome of the ongoing investigation," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was quoted as saying by Reuters.
However, he mentioned the risk of air strikes near the Alliance's border.
"This shows the risk of incidents and accidents," he said. "We've seen a lot of fighting and also air strikes near NATO borders," he added.
Russian drones that were to explode over Romanian territory were reported on Monday. At first, the Romanian Ministry of Defense denied that any remains had been found.
However, on Wednesday, the local defense minister, Angel Tilvar, said that the parts found were the remains of a Russian drone.
Fragments of the drone were found in the Plauru area on the Romanian bank of the Danube, opposite the Ukrainian port of Izmail. Most likely they fell there during a Russian air raid.
Let us recall that on Monday the Romanian Ministry of National Defense denied this information. "The Ministry of National Defense categorically denies the information in the public space regarding the situation that took place on the night of September 3-4, in which allegedly Russian drones fell on Romanian territory," the official statement said.
As it was added at the time, structures under the authority of the Romanian Ministry of National Defense "monitored in real time the situation caused by Russian drone attacks". "The means of attack used by the Russian Federation did not at any time pose a direct military threat to Romanian territory or territorial waters," the statement said.