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Russian military drone with ‘red stars on it’ crashes in a NATO city causing a ‘serious incident’

11th Mar 22 2:27 pm

A Russian military drone has crashed in a NATO city which has caused a “serious incident” as it flew through several countries across the alliance.

On Thursday evening at 11pm the drone with “red stars on it” crashed in Croatia’s capital Zagreb, no deaths or injuries were reported.

Croation media reported that a loud explosion was heard near to Lake Jarun in Zagreb and two parachutes were found and several vehicles were damaged.


The Russian drone flew over Hungary entered Croatia’s airspace and crashed in Zagreb  leaving a big crater.

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said that according to initial information the drone had came from Ukraine and crashed once it had run out of fuel.

“We estimate that this was an incident and it was not (military action) directed against Croatia,” Milanovic added.


Croatian Defence Minister Mario Banozic told a press conference, “This was a very serious incident. We will have to investigate it thoroughly.”

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Hungary was closely cooperating with Croatia and other NATO allies over the drone incident which breached their airspace.

“Our authorities are examining what happened, as according to present data, the air space of several NATO members including Hungary was affected by the drone’s flight,” he said.


The drone that crashed in the capital of Croatia does not belong to Ukraine, adviser to the Minister of Defense Markiyan Lubkivsky said.

“This drone did not have Ukrainian markings, it had red stars on it.

“This is not a Ukrainian drone,” Lubkivsky said on the air of the national telethon on Friday.

He said that an unmanned aerial vehicle crashed in the center of Zagreb at night and that the Croatian special services are currently studying this incident in cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“We turned to our Croatian partners with a request to quickly and effectively investigate this incident in order to understand what kind of drone it is, who its manufacturer is and why it appeared in Zagreb,” Lubkivsky said.

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