Russia using Moldova’s airspace to attack Ukraine, Ukrainian air force spokesman says

31 October 2022, 04:14 PM
On October 31, a Russian rocket fell in Moldova (Photo:Ministerul Afacerilor Interne al Republici Moldova)

On October 31, a Russian rocket fell in Moldova (Photo:Ministerul Afacerilor Interne al Republici Moldova)

The Russian Federation is using Moldovan airspace to carry out cruise missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine, the spokesman for the Air Force Yuriy Ignat said on Ukrainian national television on Oct. 31.

The Russian Federation is using Moldovan airspace to carry out cruise missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine, the spokesman for the Air Force Yuriy Ignat said on Ukrainian national television on Oct. 31.

The Russian forces attack Ukraine both from southern and northern directions, he said.

“Concurrently, they use the territory of the sovereign state of Moldova, its airspace, for terrorist attacks on Ukraine,” he said.

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“This is another crime that must be documented and shown to the international community.”

The Russians have used Moldova’s airspace for missile attacks on Ukraine before, the spokesman said. The Armed Forces of Ukraine also documented the presence of Russian drones near the Romanian border.

“It’s not the first time we’ve recorded UAVs 5-10 kilometers away from the Romanian border,” Ignat said.

Russian forces launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine in the morning of Oct. 31. The Russian Federation fired 50 missiles at Ukraine, 44 of which were shot down by air defense forces.

One of the downed missiles fell on the territory of Moldova in the village of Naslavcea, directly on the border with Ukraine, on the banks of the Dniester River.

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