A senior Ukrainian official has said that Kyiv are ready to share “photographic evidence” that a Russian Shahed kamikaze drone flew into Romania and detonated.
Romania has “categorically” denied this happened despite the irrefutable evidence Kyiv has and has again on Monday afternoon and has accused Bucharest of not wanting “to be drawn into direct conflict.”
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said this afternoon that Romania are taking a break from investigating the huge “detonation” on their territory over fears this will trigger NATO’s Article 5 which could spark World War Three.
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Kuleba said, “There is a trend on the part of Romania to try not to escalate the interpretation of certain events in order not to be drawn into a direct conflict.
“This applies not only to the events in Ukraine, but also when Poland suffered from an artificial influx of migrants from Belarus and tried to raise a wave in NATO, they also said to it: let’s not aggravate it too much.”
He believes that Romania authorities will not draw on any conclusions to the Russian Shahed drone, adding, “that’s why we can see such a very cautious reaction on their part.”
However, the Romanian Foreign Minister Luminita Odobescu said, “Of course, there is a risk because what happened there is very close to our borders.
We have seen that Russia cynically continues to attack the civilian infrastructure, not allowing Ukraine to export their cereals.
“Of course, there is a risk of accidents or incidents, but for the time being it was not the case.”
Ukrainian politician Oksana Savchuk told Ukrainian television she believes that the Romanian government are trying to prevent NATO getting into a direct war with Russia.
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.”