| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Debris of Russian missile downed by Ukraine lands in Moldovan village

A Russian fusillade was stopped by air defenses in neighboring Ukraine on Monday morning, according to the interior ministry of Moldova, and missile debris landed in the village of Naslavcea in the country’s north.

The windows of many private homes in Naslavcea, which is near the Ukrainian border, were broken, the ministry said in a statement. However, no one was reported injured.

According to a tweet from Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu, the Russian attack had targeted a Ukrainian dam on the Nistru River, which flows through Ukraine and Moldova.

“Attacks on water infrastructure and ensuing stress on the river could put the entire region in danger of floods,” he said, condemning Russian aggression against Ukraine “in the strongest possible terms”.

Russia fired dozens of missiles at Ukraine on Monday, pounding energy facilities, causing blackouts and cutting off water supplies in some parts of the country, Ukrainian officials said.

The Moldovan Defence Ministry said its radars had not detected any illegal flights in its air space and that the debris from the missile had not been picked up because of the size of the shrapnel.

  • Reuters