The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned, on Saturday, the chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bucharest. The Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs Iulian Fota conveyed the Romanian side’s protest against the violation of Romania’s airspace as a result of the identification, near the border with Ukraine, of drone fragments similar to those used by Russian forces in the aggression against Ukraine.
“At the disposal of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the charge of affairs of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bucharest was urgently summoned on Saturday, September 9, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the level of state secretary.
The Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs Iulian Fota conveyed the Romanian side’s protest against the violation of Romania’s airspace as a result of the identification on the territory of our country, near the border with Ukraine, of some drone fragments, similar to those used by the Russian forces in aggression against Ukraine.
At the same time, the Romanian official condemned the systematic, unjustified and brutal attacks by Russian forces against the Ukrainian population and civil infrastructure, including the one on the Danube, near the border with Romania, which generate security risks for Romanian citizens in the vicinity.
Secretary of State Iulian Fota firmly requested the Russian side to cease actions against the Ukrainian population and infrastructure, including those that would in any way threaten the safety and security of Romanian citizens in the region”, says a press release.
The Ministry of National Defense announced that the military found fragments of a drone similar to those used by the Russian army on Saturday, approximately 2.5 kilometers southeast of the town of Plauru in Tulcea. President Klaus Iohannis declared that this is “an absolutely unacceptable violation of the sovereign airspace of Romania, a NATO ally, with real risks to the security of Romanian citizens in the area”. The head of state added that he spoke with the Secretary General of NATO and informed him about these pieces of drones found. Jens Stoltenberg said after the discussion with Klaus Iohannis that there were no indications of an intentional attack on NATO.
The drone fragments found on Saturday will be technically examined to find out how and when they fell on Romania’s territory, MApN spokesman Constantin Spînu said on Digi24 on Saturday. He also added that he did not know the distance between the place where the first fragments were found on Tuesday and the place where the fragments were found today, but he specified that “they are two different locations”.
Editor: Alexandru Costea