In Bulgaria, the remains of a drone with an explosive-like object were found 200 km from the border with Ukraine.
“The Modular Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit at the Varna Naval Base was activated early this morning following a report of the discovery of a part of a drone with an object resembling ammunition attached to it. The object was discovered this night in the area of the boat pier in Tyulenovo,” the ministry said in a statement. country defense.
Shabla Mayor Marian Zhechev said the area was cordoned off for security reasons. “At the moment there is no danger of the ammunition exploding,” he said, adding that given the rough seas, “it was lucky that it did not explode in the water.”
A specialized group of five military personnel is conducting reconnaissance of the site, after which a decision will be made on how and where to dispose of it, the Bulgarian service of Radio Liberty reports.
Tyulenovo is located on the Black Sea coast in the north-east of the country, 60 kilometers from Varna. The nearest major Romanian city is Constanta, 75 kilometers to the north. Izmail, whose port infrastructure is being attacked by the Russian army, is located 210 kilometers north of Tyulenovo. A similar blow took place tonight.
On the evening of September 17, user Radoslav Rusev published photographs of the found drone on Facebook. According to him, a “bomb with glowing electronics” was attached to the drone.
The wingspan of the drone is from three to three and a half meters, and the ammunition attached to it is approximately 50–60 centimeters in size, writes Nova, citing eyewitnesses of the incident. Military expert Dimitar Stavrev, contacted by the publication, suggests that the drone could be Ukrainian and used to strike annexed Crimea.
There is currently no official information about the origin of the drone or speculation about how it got into Bulgaria.
On September 4, the wreckage of a Russian UAV was discovered in Romania near the village of Plauru – opposite it, on the other bank of the Danube, Izmail is located. The second time the falling debris was reported was on September 9th. They were also found in the Plauru area. The third time falling debris was recorded on September 13. After this, the Romanian authorities began building concrete bomb shelters on the border with Ukraine. At the same time, NATO, which includes Romania, does not believe that Russia deliberately attacked its territory.