Missile fragments found in Moldova near Ukraine border - local media

CHISINAU, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Moldovan police on Monday found fragments of a missile that came down in a region of northern Moldova near the border with Ukraine, state information portal Prima Sursa quoted the police as saying.

Moldovan authorities did not immediately comment publicly on the incident, which was reported after Russia carried out a new wave of missile strikes on Ukraine.

Ukrainian foreign ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko, responding to media reports about the incident, repeated calls for Kyiv to receive more missile defence systems from its allies.

"This once again proves that Russian missile terror poses a huge threat not only to the security of Ukraine, but also to the security of neighbouring countries," he said in a statement.

Russia did not immediately comment on the reports.

Missile debris also landed in a northern Moldovan village after Ukrainian air defences intercepted a Russian missile during a previous wave of attacks on Oct. 31, Moldova's interior ministry said at the time.

Reporting by Alexandar Tanas, Writing by Max Hunder, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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