Moldova’s airspace was violated by Russia on Monday as three cruise missiles flew through from the Black Sea to Ukraine.
Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu has summoned the Russian ambassador to provide an explanation as to why their airspace was violated which is a breach of international law.
Popescu blasted Vladimir Putin for breaching their airspace to commit atrocities in Ukraine and condemns the violation in the “strongest possible terms.”
Moldova’s Foreign Minister tweeted, “Three cruise missiles launched on Ukraine this morning from Russian ships in the Black Sea crossed Moldova’s airspace.
“I instructed that Russia’s ambassador be summoned to provide an explanation.”
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If missiles overflew Moldova they likely came from black sea area air space near black sea since other missiles would have flown over Ukraine airspace if fired from other direction. pic.twitter.com/2DeHnn4MGk
— Nathan J Hunt (@ISNJH) October 10, 2022
In another tweet Popescu said, “Appalled by multiple Russian rocket strikes on cities across Ukraine, including capital Kyiv, striking civilian targets.
“Russia must stop killing.”
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmyrto Kuleba launched a scathing attack on Moscow for committing further war crimes.
Росіяни вже виклали відео сьогоднішніх ракетних ударів по Дніпру pic.twitter.com/zrYpPwg6lN
— ЄвроМайдан (@EuroMaydan) October 10, 2022
He said that cities across Ukraine were hit with a barrage of more than 80 cruise missiles which were fired from land, air and the Black Sea along with kamikaze drone attacks supplied by Iran.
Kuleba wrote, “This morning the Russian Federation started massive missile strikes across Ukraine.
“Cruise missiles and ‘kamikaze’ drones launched from Russia and Belarus have targeted residential areas, power stations, railways, trade centers and bridges in Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Rivne, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and other cities.
The Defense Ministry of Moldova reports that 3 of the 80+ Russian missiles fired on Ukrainian cities today crossed though Moldovan airspace.
Russia is a threat to many European countries, not just Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/nXLUj7QXGm
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) October 10, 2022
“Deliberate targeting of critical civilian infrastructure is a war crime.
“Russia is striking power stations, which have no military purpose, to deprive the civilian population of its basic needs – heat, electricity and water – amid the onset of cold temperatures.
“Put all together, actions aimed at Ukrainians by Russia since 24 February and today’s attack amount to genocide.”
He added, “Putin’s terror is directed not only against the people of Ukraine.
“It targets the fundamental principles of humanity, the right to live in peace, dignity and security.”