DPR Air Defense brings down Ukrainian UAV over Staromikhailovka

October 31, 2018 14:47
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Donetsk, Oct 31 – DAN. DPR People’s Militia has downed a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle used to adjust fire on Staromikhailovka west of Donetsk, said the head of the DPR Armed Forces press service Daniil Bezsonov.

“Due to DPR People’s Militia Air Defense coherence in action the 28th brigade of Ukrainian army lost another UAV, quadcopter type, used to adjust fire on Staromikhailovka.”

Earlier People’s Militia reported that Ukrainian drone shelled Staromikhailovka with incendiary rounds. Firefighters who arrived at the scene were targeted by Ukrainian troops.

On October 26, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said that Ukrainian army has intensified aerial reconnaissance using UAVs along the contact line after DPR People’s Militia Air Defense spotted nine UAVs operating, five of them were brought down.

According to the Article 7 of the Minsk Memorandum dated 19 September 2014, the use of combat aircrafts and UAVs is banned along the contact line in the 30km-wide zone of ceasefire, with the only exception made for the OSCE SMM drones. *ot