The Civil Aviation Authority of Moldova explained on Tuesday morning the reason for the closure of the country’s airspace.
The decision was taken after receiving information from the Moldovan Ministry of Defense about a small object in the sky in the north of the country, not far from the border with Ukraine. According to the military, the object looked like a weather balloon.
The Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement that “given the weather conditions and the impossibility of observing and identifying the object and its flight path”, the airspace was closed. As soon as it became known that the unknown object did not pose a threat to civil aviation security, flights resumed. The shutdown lasted one hour and 22 minutes.
What was the object discovered is not reported.
Recall that on Monday, Moldovan President Maia Sandu accused Russia of plotting to overthrow the country’s government.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed the Russian plot to change the Moldovan government last week, referring to data from Ukrainian intelligence services. A few days later, the Moldovan government resigned.
On February 10, Moldova claimed that a Russian missile violated its airspace in an attack on Ukrainian infrastructure and called on the Russian ambassador to protest.
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