We Certainly Didn’t Send Drone Towards Croatia, Ukraine Defense Minister Says

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Image: Andrej Plenković/Facebook screenshot
Image: Andrej Plenković/Facebook screenshot

“I am in daily contact with my Croatian colleague, we are talking about that. We are investigating the incident and I assure you we are not the ones who launched that drone towards Croatia. Croatia is our friend and we would never do that”, Reznkov said.

He was taking part via video link in a meeting of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, the Security and Defence Subcommittee, and the EU-Ukraine parliamentary delegation.

Responding to a question from Croatian MEP Tonino Picula, Reznikov recalled that Ukraine had been among the first countries to recognise Croatia and to send it weapons during the 1991-95 war.

He said the drone incident raised the question of NATO’s security system.

“The drone flew over several member states. How come you didn’t see it? Why didn’t you destroy it? Can you cover your own airspace?”, Reznikov said, describing his question as rhetorical.

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