Kyiv said Monday that Russian explosive drones fell in the night in Romania, its neighbor and NATO member, during a new wave of “massive” nighttime attacks against southern Ukraine, statements however “categorically” denied by Bucharest.
“According to information from the border guards of Ukraine, during a massive attack by Russia in the area of the (Ukrainian) port of Izmail, Russian “Shahed” (drones) fell and exploded on the territory of Romania tonight,” said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko on Facebook.
“This is further confirmation that Russian missile terror poses a huge threat not only to the security of Ukraine, but also to that of neighboring countries, including NATO member states,” Mr. Nikolenko in his press release.
According to Andriï Demchenko, a spokesperson for the border guards, contacted by AFP, Ukraine “recorded two detonations on Romanian territory, in the area of the port of Izmail, during the Russian night attack”.
Romania, for its part, quickly “categorically denied” these assertions, through its Ministry of Defense.
The ministry is “monitoring the situation in real time” and “at no time” have Russian attacks on infrastructure on the Danube, near its border, “generated a direct military threat to the national territory or territorial waters of Romania,” he said in a press release.