Russian missile warhead found in Moldova

15 January, 03:33 PM
The rocket that fell on the territory of Moldova during yesterday's attack by the Russia on Ukraine (Photo:МВС Молдови/Facebook)

The rocket that fell on the territory of Moldova during yesterday's attack by the Russia on Ukraine (Photo:МВС Молдови/Facebook)

A missile warhead, believed to have been part of a Russian missile launched during a mass missile attack against Ukraine on Jan. 14, was located on the territory of Moldova, Moldova’s Interior Ministry reported on Facebook on Jan. 15.

The warhead contained about 80 kg of explosive material.

Fragments of the same missile had earlier been found by local police in the Briceni District, near the border with Ukraine, the ministry said.

"Controlled detonation of the missile debris with explosives is scheduled for today,” the ministry wrote.

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“Thanks to a wide investigation of the scene conducted by the border guards and national police overnight, a warhead was found in the village of Larga (at the very north of the country).”

The impact site has been cordoned off by law enforcement, the ministry added.

Moldova's Interior Ministry said Ukraine had been informed about the incident.

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