Russian missiles cross airspace of Moldova and Romania amid attack on Ukraine — Zaluzhnyi

10 February, 02:03 PM
On February 10, Russia launched a new massive missile attack on Ukraine (

On February 10, Russia launched a new massive missile attack on Ukraine (

Russian missiles were detected in the airspace of Moldova and NATO member state Romania amid a massive strike of the Russian Federation against Ukraine on Feb. 10, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, said on Facebook on Feb. 10.

According to him, at 10.18 a.m. on Feb. 10, two Russian Kalibr cruise missiles crossed the state border of Ukraine with Moldova.

“At approximately 10.33 a.m., these missiles crossed Romanian airspace. After that, they again entered the airspace of Ukraine at the crossing point of the three states' borders,” he wrote.

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The NV sister publication, Ukrainska Pravda, quoted a Ukrainian Air Force spokesperson saying separately that Ukraine had the ability to shoot down the missiles. However, it did not do so for fear of endangering civilians in foreign countries.

The rockets were part of a new barrage that began with early-morning drone attacks, Ukrainian officials said. Missiles followed, including some fired from vessels in the Black Sea, prompting reports of multiple explosions across the country.

Bloomberg wrote that “in a separate statement, Romania’s Defense Ministry declined to confirm that a Russian missile crossed the Black Sea country’s airspace.”

Moldova’s Defense Ministry said it tracked a Russian missile flying over its territory, without mentioning whether it flew over Romania.

Moldova’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Russia’s ambassador after the incident in which Kyiv says Russian cruise missiles crossed parts of Moldovan and Romanian airspace before entering western Ukraine.

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