TIRANA (Reuters) – The Albanian Defense Ministry said on Saturday that two soldiers were trying to stop two Russians and a Ukrainian from trying to enter a building in central Albania, the ministry said in a statement. Injured at a military factory. “Three citizens holding Russian and Ukrainian passports attempted to enter the factory,” the ministry said in a statement sent to media. Our soldiers were wounded,” the statement said, adding that the soldiers’ condition was stable. The ministry said the three foreigners were detained. The Gramsh factory in Albania was used to produce Russian-style rifles AK 47 during the communist era. The plant today provides manufacturing services for the defense industry, but no further details were given, according to the ministry’s website.
Albania has been a NATO member since 2009.
(Reporting by Florion Goga, Writing by Fatos Bytyci, Editing by Chris Reese)