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Two Russian Kalibr cruise missiles crossed Romanian airspace during a major attack on Ukraine. Valery Zaluzhny, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, announced this on Facebook.

“At 10:18 am, two Russian Kalibr cruise missiles crossed the Ukrainian state border with the Republic of Moldova. At around 10:33 am, these missiles entered Romanian airspace,” said Zaluzhnyi, adding that the missile was launched from the Black Sea.

He added that this is not the first time Russia has provoked by violating the airspace of foreign countries. Previously, Russian missiles flew over Moldova several times.

According to the Ukrainska Pravda website, Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ignat later emphasized that the Ukrainian forces had the opportunity to shoot down these enemy missiles, but did not do so because of the risks and threats this would pose to the inhabitants of a third zone. country.

The Moldovan Ministry of Defense later confirmed that it had registered an overpass over its territory. He continues to monitor the situation.

New Russian attack

The Russian army went on the offensive in the Luhansk region. It is fought in several places, it is not yet possible to talk about the success of one side or the other. Analyst Michal Smetana says the Ukrainians could launch a counterattack in the spring.

Romania denies violating its airspace. Defense systems detected a target, “probably a missile” fired from a Russian ship in the Black Sea, that entered the airspace of Ukraine, Moldova, and then Ukraine.

“The closest point of the target’s trajectory to Romanian airspace was detected by radar about 35 kilometers northeast of the border,” the Romanian Ministry of Defense said in a statement. Said.

Last November, during the Ukrainian attack on Russian missiles, a missile fell on Polish territory. As a result, two people died in the Polish village of Przewodów (more details here).

Ukraine faced another major Russian airstrike on Friday. The alarm sounded throughout the country, threatening Russian missiles, for example, in Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, and also in Kiev (more here).

Source: Seznam Zpravy

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