The president is in contact with the leaders of the Armed Forces and the security services and is being updated on the course of the investigation and new information concerning Thursday night’s crash, his office said when asked if the president was familiar with the details of the investigation.
Asked about the actions of NATO as well as Hungary and Romania, through whose airspaces the drone passed, Milanović’s office said that the president stated his position yesterday.
“The culprit should not be sough only in NATO, the responsibility is also on the member states over which the aircraft flew without their reaction. But it is not the time to point the finger at anyone. It’s more important that we draw a lesson from this event and that this does not happen again,” the president’s office said.
On Friday, Milanović also wondered how it was possible for an unsophisticated drone to spend almost an hour on the territory of a NATO member state without anyone seeing it. He said this event was an issue for the joint NATO command in Spain which should have all the information in the shortest possible period of time and react.
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