The Romanian Defence Ministry has said on Wednesday that authorities have found more possible Russian drone fragments in their territory covering an area of “dozens of meters.”
The possible drone fragments were found in the vicinity of Nufărul and Victoria towns, in Tulcea County, Romania on Wednesday.
In a statement the Romanian Defence Ministry said, “The crew of a Romanian Air Force IAR 330 Puma Helicopter from Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, identified on Wednesday, September 13, around 11:30 a.m., in the area of Nufărul and Victoria towns, in Tulcea County, fragments that could have originated from a drone.
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“The fragments were dispersed over an area covering several dozens of meters.”
The statement added, “another Romanian Air Force helicopter of the 90th Airlift Base from Otopeni was sent to the area with a specialised team on board, to conduct preliminary investigations in the field and to collect samples that will undergo technical expertise.”
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said on 4 September that Shahed drones launched by Russia fell and exploded in the territory of Romania.
The Romanian Defense Ministry later admitted that pieces of a Russian drone fell in the country’s territory during Russia’s attack on a Ukrainian port on the Danube River on the border between Ukraine and Romania.
On 9 September, fragments of a drone similar to the ones used by the Russian occupation forces in the war against Ukraine were found in the area of Plauru in Tulcea County.
On the same date the Russian charge d’affaires was then summoned by Romania’s Foreign Ministry after debris from a Russian drone was found inside their country.
The Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has said that they are “on alert” and they are speaking with NATO and their allies.
Article 5 of the NATO founding treaty, explicitly states that “if a NATO Ally is the victim of an armed attack, each and every other member of the Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked.”
It further adds, that “an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all.”