NATO alert as Russian suicide drones fly into Romanian airspace and 'one crashes'

Russian suicide drones used to target the city of Izmail in Ukraine have reportedly violated Romanian airspace.

One of the drones has crashed in Romanian territory, according to witnesses but this was later denied by the Romanian military.

Romania is a NATO member.

The Russian army used Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 attack drones to target Izmail on the night of August 2.

Several structures were severely damaged, including the three-story Sea Port building, the elevator, grain hangars, tanks at a cargo terminal, manufacturing and storage facilities, and the administrative building of the Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company.

Visegrád 24 Reporting via the Romanian media outlet Digi24 wrote on Twitter: “Some of the suicide drones Russia used to strike the city of Izmail actually crossed into Romanian airspace.

“Witnesses say one of the drones crashed in Romania. Romania is a NATO member state!”

On Thursday, the Romanian Ministry of Defence responded to the mayor of Ceatalchioi commune’s statement claiming that Russian drones involved in the Izmail port attack crossed into Romania, with one falling in the forest.

However, the Ministry of Defence stated that no evidence was found at the scene to support this claim, according to

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