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Romania to trigger air raid alert in villages bordering Ukraine

8 September, 2023 Friday
19:33

Romania is creating an air threat warning system for settlements on the border with Ukraine's Odesa region

This is reported by Digi24.

On Friday, September 8, media reported that the Romanian authorities are working to increase security for residents of border settlements near the Odesa region.

In response to the threat from the Russian Federation, the National Emergency Committee decided to create a network of bomb shelters and an air raid warning system.

The residents of the border area are also to be instructed.

What happened before

As a reminder, on the night of September 3-4, Russia carried out a massive strike on southern Ukraine with Iranian ‘kamikaze’ drones. According to Ukrainian border guards, some of the drones crashed and exploded on the territory of Romania, a NATO member state. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that there was photographic evidence of the drones crashing in Romania.

The Romanian Foreign Ministry stated that the drone attacks carried out by the Russian Federation did not pose a direct military threat to our national territory or territorial waters.

On September 5, Romanian Prime Minister Klaus Iohannis said that neither Russian drones nor any parts had fallen on Romanian territory.  

OSINT analysts also found that a Russian drone had gone down in Romania near one of the border villages.  

On Wednesday, September 6, Minister Angel Tilvar confirmed that a team from the Ministry of National Defence had found suspected pieces of a Russian drone in Romania.

President Klaus Iohannis said that an investigation should be conducted into the alleged crash of a Russian drone into Romania.

Romania has notified the North Atlantic Alliance of fragments found on its territory that look like a Russian army drone. NATO expressed support and said it was following the developments.

On September 7, the mayor of the Chatalkioi commune in Romania, Tudor Cernega, discussed with the head of the Defense Ministry the possibility of evacuating local residents of the village of Plauru due to Russia's frequent attacks on the Odesa region.

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