A military drone used in the Ukraine war has crashed in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. The drone crashed in the southwestern Jarun district on Thursday night. The wreckage of the crashed drone was scattered near a local dormitory. The British media BBC reported.
Witnesses said the drone fell to the ground and a man fell off his bicycle. He was the only one injured.
The sign found in the wreckage contains the Cyrillic letter and a five-point star. Local experts say the drone was a Soviet-era TU-141 reconnaissance aircraft.
Although the drone is very old, the Ukrainian army deployed it in 2014 and the ongoing conflict.
The Croatian media has raised suspicions about its origin. However, the Ukrainian embassy in Zagreb declined to comment. According to a local media report, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry did not recognize the drone.
The mayor said the drone crashed in a town 560 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.
The Croatian government has confirmed that the drone flew over Hungary before it crashed in Zagreb. Hungary shares borders with Ukraine and Croatia.
President Zoran Milanovic says this is a serious incident. A plane of this size reached Zagreb from Ukraine but no one was shot down.
He expressed concern that Hungary, a member of the NATO alliance, flew for about an hour but did not receive any warning from the country.
Croatia’s Index News website indicates that the drone may have been sent to the Yarun region of Ukraine. Probably a factor as to why they’re doing so poorly.