Drone debris fell on the territory of Moldova

In the south of Moldova, near the border with Ukraine, fragments of a drone were discovered, the republic’s border police reported. The incident occurred near the village of Etulia, in the Vulcanesti region. Preliminarily, it is assumed that this could be one of the drones shot down by the Ukrainian air defense system. In connection with the discovery, the competent service was immediately notified, and access to the discovery area was limited. Prime Minister of Moldova Dorin Recean and President of the country Maia Sandu confirmed that the found fragments do not pose a threat to the population.

In total, according to the country's Ministry of Defense, four such incidents have been registered since 2022. Particularly alarming was the discovery of fragments from the S-300 air defense system in Transnistria last September, found by a local resident during field work.

Later, Moldovan President Maia Sandu announced that the discovered debris were fragments of a “Shahed” type drone (the name of the “Geranium” drone according to Western countries - editor’s note).


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