A Bayraktar drone used by the Ukrainian army was found this month in the Sulina area, according to the Ministry of Defense.
The Romanian Naval Forces were notified on May 11 regarding the wreckage of a drone drifting in the territorial waters of Romania, in an area located between Sulina and Sfântu Gheorghe, about two nautical miles from shore, according to a statement from the institution.
The wreck was recovered by a ship of the Naval Forces, being later taken over by the Romanian Air Force for carrying out the legal procedures for identifying the wreck and investigating the circumstances in which it arrived in the territorial waters of Romania.
From the first data it emerged that the wreck, which bears the insignia of the Ukrainian Naval Forces, had no weapons and ammunition on board.
From the corroboration of the air traffic data from the Black Sea region, the aircraft crashed in the Ukrainian airspace, most probably during the actions carried out between May 7-8. The wreck was later carried by currents to the territorial waters of Romania, where it was spotted on May 11.
At the moment, the legal procedures for notifying the Ukrainian authorities about this situation are underway, according to the communiqué.
Editor : M.B.