(Bucharest) NATO member Romania announced Thursday new flight restrictions in its airspace “taking into account the intensification of Russian attacks against Ukrainian ports on the Danube”, after the discovery of drone debris on its territory.
“No piloted or unmanned aircraft are allowed to fly” on the border with Ukraine between the localities of Sulina and Galati “over a distance of 20 to 30 km and up to a height of 4,000 meters,” said the Ministry of Defense in a press release.
Bucharest is thus strengthening flight restrictions in the airspace near the border with Ukraine, which had been put in place “after the outbreak of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine”, over a distance of 8 km and up to a height of 1000 m.
Romania found drone fragments “similar to those used by Russia” on Wednesday, for the third time.
After the discovery of the first debris last week, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and the Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, discussed this situation during a telephone interview.
NATO said it has so far “no information indicating a deliberate attack by Russia against allied territory.”