Bulgarian Defense Minister Todor Tagarev suggested that the remains of a drone discovered on the country’s territory are related to Russia’s war against Ukraine. The drone’s wreckage of unknown origin was found on September 17 in the resort town of Tyulenovo on the Black Sea coast. Ammunition was also noticed among the remains, which was later neutralized.
It is impossible to definitively say whose drone it was and where it came from. Tagarev noted that the drone was equipped with an 82-mm mortar mine. It is not known how long the UAV lay there unnoticed. However, the minister added that this is not the first such consequence of the war that appeared outside the conflict zone.
“There are already cases of fallen remains of drones and other ammunitions. We have no reason to think this war will bypass us,” Tagarev said.
The military detonated the mine in a controlled manner, and the residents of Tyulenov were warned about the need to observe safety rules.
Previously, on September 13, in Romania – 14 kilometers from the border – debris similar to the remains of a drone was found for the third time. The country’s Ministry of Defense has expanded the no-fly zone near the border with Ukraine. At the same time, the inhabitants of the Romanian villages above the Danube now receive an air warning signal during Russian attacks on Ukrainian cities.