UAV crashed in Croatia

UAV used in Ukraine war crashes in Croatia

The Ukrainian war also made itself felt in Croatia, where a mysterious drone crashed last night.

An explosion was heard in the Jarun neighborhood, southwest of the capital Zagreb, just after 23:00 local time.

Neighborhood residents found scattered debris near a student dormitory.

According to eyewitnesses, no one was hurt except a man who fell off his bike when the UAV hit the ground.

Letters written in Cyrillic script and a picture of a star were seen on the debris.

Local experts say the drone could be a Soviet-era TU-141 reconnaissance aircraft.

The Ukrainian military, although obsolete, used such vehicles during the internal conflict in 2014. Now he is using it against Russia, which occupies the country.

The origin of the drone was also the subject of the Croatian media.

Although the Ukrainian Embassy in Zagreb did not comment, a website called Jutarnji List reported that an adviser to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said that the incident was not their responsibility.

“Nothing Like This Has Ever Happened”

“It’s incredible that no one was injured,” said Zagreb Mayor Tomislav Tomasevic.

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said there was no indication that his country was being targeted.

Mayor Tomasevic said that such an event had never happened before in Zagreb, which is about 570 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.

Yarun or Jarun?

Croatia’s Index news site comments that the drone may have been scheduled to fly to a place in Ukraine called Yarun, not to the Jarun district in Zagreb.

Concerns are expressed that Croatia is not prepared for it if the worst happens and the war in Ukraine spreads to other countries.

Observers note that air raid sirens are not sounding in Zagreb and most of the bunkers are in disrepair.

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