According to Alliance spokesman Dylan White, they are closely monitoring the situation in the Romanian skies, but do not consider the fall of the UAV an attack on the country of the bloc.
The North Atlantic Alliance believes that the Shahed 136 drone released by the Russian Federation and crashed in Romania is the result of a deliberate attack. About it reports Acting NATO Spokesperson Dylan White on social media X.
As media reported, on the night of Thursday, December 14, the Russian Armed Forces attacked Ukrainian river ports on the Danube with Iranian Shahed 136 drones. One of the drones fell in neighboring Romania.
NATO strongly condemned attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine and along the Danube, but said there was no indication the drone was intended to hit a target inside Alliance territory or to specifically attack a NATO country.
“We continue to monitor the situation and are in close contact with the Romanian authorities,” said Dylan White.
According to Romanian media, a Russian drone crashed on the night of December 14 near the village of Grindu on the banks of the Danube. No one was injured; a crater appeared at the crash site.
At the same time, German Eurofighter Typhoon fighters from the 57th Mihail Kogalniceanu air base and F-16 fighters of the Romanian Air Force from the base in Fetesti were scrambled over Romania because of a Russian drone. German pilots established visual control over Russian aircraft, but there was no order from NATO to shoot them down.
In total, the Russian Armed Forces fired 42 Shahed 136 type drones into Ukraine that night. 41 of them were shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces.
After the incident, Romania decided to summon the head of the Russian diplomatic mission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Funnel 1.5 meters deep”: a Russian UAV fell again on Romanian territory
Let us remind you that on September 4, the speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko reported that at night during a massive attack of the Russian Armed Forces on the territory of Romania, Shahed kamikaze drones fell and exploded.
On September 27, Romanian Foreign Minister Luminica Odobe spoke about the fall of Russian UAV debris on Romanian territory and admitted that the war in Ukraine directly affected her country. Odobe said Russia’s activities in the region are “outrageous.”