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Drone reportedly from Ukraine flew undetected before crashing in Croatia

Zagreb, Mar 11 (EFE).- An unmanned military drone that crashed and exploded in the Croatian capital Zagreb without causing any casualties reportedly came from Ukraine and flew over Romania and Hungry, both Nato and European Union members, without being intercepted, authorities said Friday.

Croatia’s president Zoran Milanovic said the reconnaissance drone had likely come from Ukraine although Kyiv officials have so far denied this.

Military experts believed it to be a Soviet-era Tu-141 Striz pilotless military craft.

Milanovic lamented that Nato’s air policing command, based near Madrid, had failed to detect the craft, which he said weighed six tons.

The drone crashed in Zagreb on Thursday evening.

Croatia’s prime minister Andrej Plenkovic told his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban that the drone had flown through Hungary’s airspace for 40 minutes, entering from the direction of Romania. EFE


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