"Risk for our citizens": Romanian Foreign Ministry acknowledges that the war in Ukraine has affected their country
The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recognized that the war started by Russia in Ukraine has "directly affected" this country. They said that a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine poses a risk to the people of Romania as well.
This was stated by Romanian Foreign Minister Luminica Odobescu, speaking at the conference "Winning the War. Winning the War. Winning the Peace" conference on Wednesday, September 27, as quoted by the Voice of America.
"This is very serious, and it poses a risk to our citizens," Odobescu said.
This is how the minister commented on the wreckage of Russian drones found on the territory of Romania, which the occupiers used to attack settlements bordering this country in Odesa region.
Odobescu emphasized that this is a violation of the state's airspace. She acknowledged that the security situation in the region is deteriorating, and that what the aggressor country Russia has been doing recently is outrageous. The minister also recalled Russia's threats to commercial shipping in the Black Sea and security in the region.
Earlier it was reported that during the occupiers' attack on the port infrastructure of Izmail on the night of September 26, drones hit the ferry crossing between Ukraine and Romania. On September 13, drone debris was also found in Romania after a nighttime Russian attack on Odesa region. They were scattered in a square near the towns of Nuferu and Victoria in Tulcea County.
On September 10, the Romanian Foreign Ministry announced that it had summoned the Russian Charge d'Affaires after another drone wreckage fell. Fragments of the drone were found near the Romanian village of Plaura on September 9.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Russia used the airspace of Romania and Moldova during missile and drone attacks on Ukraine. The territory of these countries served as a cover for the enemy, as Ukrainian air defense could not destroy enemy air targets there.