In the Transnistrian village of Kitskany, fragments of an S-300 missile were discovered, RIA Novosti writes, citing Oleg Belyakov, co-chairman of the Joint Control Commission (JCC) from the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldavian Republic (PMR).
According to him, on September 25, at 00:54 local time, a “quite serious explosion” was heard over the territory of Transnistria. Fragments of the rocket were found in the garden of a private house on Yunost Street; the warhead of the projectile did not explode. Belyakov added that elements of preserved markings were found on the rocket, indicating that it was a 1968 model. The Moldovan Ministry of Defense said that the origin of “the identified object is not clear, and its trajectory has not been confirmed from independent sources.” No casualties or damage were reported.
The village of Kitskani is located ten kilometers from Tiraspol, on the border with Ukraine. The nearest large Ukrainian city is Odessa. On the night of September 25, the Russian military attacked it with Shahed drones and Caliber missiles. As a result, infrastructure was destroyed, including the marine terminal and granary buildings. Two people died.
Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Moldovan authorities have reported several times about Russian missiles violating the country’s space. Fragments of shells were found four times on the territory of Moldova. October 31 – in the area of the village of Naslavcha, December 5 – near the city of Brichany, January 14 – in the Brichany district, and February 16 – near the city of Larga. In April 2023, Moldovan Defense Minister Anatoly Nosatii said that due to Russian shelling, Moldova was “exposed to military threats.”