Romania denies Russian drones fell on territory

Romania’s defence ministry has denied reports that Russian drones fell in its territory.

This contradicts statements by Ukraine’s foreign ministry, which said they detonated on its neighbour’s land following an attack on Izmail.

“According to Ukraine’s state border guard service, last night, during a massive Russian attack near the port of Izmail, Russian ‘Shakheds’ fell and detonated on the territory of Romania,” Ukrainian official Oleg Nikolenko said

“This is yet another confirmation that Russia’s missile terror poses a huge threat not only to Ukraine’s security, but also to the security of neighbouring countries, including NATO member states.”

A Ukrainian industry source also told Reuters that two Russian drones had fallen on the Romanian side of the Danube. 

A Romanian spokesperson said the ministry would release a statement later today.

This is the second attack on the Danube in as many days, following Russian strikes on Reni yesterday.

Russian drones ‘detonate in Romania’

Earlier today the media reported that Russia launched a three-hour overnight drone siege on Izmail, a Ukrainian city on the border with Romania.

Some drones fell and detonated on Romanian territory, a member of the NATO alliance, said the Ukrainian foreign ministry.

Ukraine’s air force said it had shot down 23 out of 32 Iranian-made “Shahed” drones launched from Russia and occupied Crimea. 

The attack followed Russian strikes on another Danube River port, Reni, yesterday, which Romania’s foreign minister Luminita Odobescu called a “barbaric attack against civilian targets”.

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