BREAKING: Missile discovered in Moldova days after declaring state of emergency due to Russia-Ukraine war

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ACCORDING to initial reports on Monday, December 5, a missile has been discovered in Moldova.

Moldova’s Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that a missile had been discovered by border police near Briceni town.

“A short time ago, near the city of Briceni, in an orchard, a rocket was discovered,” a statement read on Facebook.

“The explosive object was discovered by a border police patrol, which, due to today’s Russian bombings, have intensified their attention.”

It added: “In accordance with MAI action plans, the border police intensified patrols and raised the level of attention in the area of Briceni and Ocni ctora Inspectorates.”

“At this moment, the area where the rocket was discovered has been isolated by police patrol and border police. The specialised services of home ministry, Bombteh and IGSU are expected on site.”

Much like the recent events in Poland, early reports suggest that the ‘missile’ might actually be part of a Ukrainian air defence missile, as reported by Michael A. Horowitz.

Police are on the scene.

The news comes as Russian attacks have been ramped up in Ukraine on December 5.

As noted, Moldova recently increased the country’s state of emergency due to the Russia-Ukraine war.

On Friday, December 2, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova announced that the current state of emergency in the country will be extended for a further 60 days.

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