Kiev claims Russian missiles crossed Romania, Bucharest denies
NATO member Romania denies Ukraine's claim that Russian missiles crossed Romanian borders to reach their target.
Ukraine's armed forces chief, Valery Zaluzhny, stated on Friday that two Russian missiles crossed the airspace of Moldova and NATO-member and crossed their way to Romania on their way to Ukraine.
Today, Feb 10, at 10:18 a.m., two russian Kalibr cruise missiles crossed the state border of🇺🇦 with 🇲🇩. At 10:33 a.m., these missiles crossed the airspace of🇷🇴. After that, the missiles again entered the airspace of🇺🇦 at the crossing point of the borders of the three states.— Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (@CinC_AFU) February 10, 2023
"At approximately 10:33, these missiles crossed the airspace of Romania. After that, they re-entered the airspace of Ukraine," he claimed.
At first, Romania's Defense Ministry said a report about a Russian missile flying into Romanian airspace was unconfirmed.
If confirmed, it would be the first violation of NATO member Romania's airspace since the beginning of the war.
Later, Kiev’s claim was rejected by Romania denying the missiles ever flew over the NATO member on their way to Ukraine.
Although an “aerial target launched from the Black Sea from a ship of the Russian Federation” was detected by Romania, the Ministry of Defense assured that it at no point intersected with Romania’s airspace.
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