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Russian drone fragments found in Moldova near Ukraine border

The fragments likely belong to one of the Russian Shahed drones shot down by Ukrainian air defenses during Russia’s attack overnight 9-10 February.
Russian drone fragments found in Moldova near Ukraine border
Russian drone fragments found in Moldova. Photo: border.gov.md
Russian drone fragments found in Moldova near Ukraine border

On 11 February, Moldova’s Border Police reported finding debris from a Russian Shahed drone near the village of Etulia in the Vulcanesti district, which borders Ukraine.

“Information about the drone fragments was communicated to the authorities, and access to the crash site restricted,” the message reads.

Moldovan officials added there is no threat to the population, clarifying the fragments likely belong to a Russian drone downed on the night of 9-10 February by Ukraine’s air defense systems near Izmail in Odesa Oblast.

Russian drone fragments found in Moldova near Ukraine border
Russian drone fragments found in Moldova. Photo: border.gov.md

President Maia Sandu stated this latest incident serves as a reminder that Russia’s aggression threatens security across Europe.

Last year, wreckage from Russian Shahed drones fell on Romanian territory on multiple occasions as well.

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