Donetsk, Nov 27 – DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic militia destroyed a Ukrainian drone carrying incendiary munitions in the Dolomintoye village area outside Gorlovka, DPR People’s Militia spokesman Daniil Bezsonov said on Tuesday.
“Yesterday, we destroyed another unmanned aerial vehicle in the Dolomitnoye settlement area on the Gorlovka axis,” Bezsonov said. “The drone was carrying incendiary payload which detonated as it was destroyed.”
Earlier reports said that Kiev forces’ drone had attacked residential areas in the Panteleimonovka village outside Gorlovka with incendiary ammunition. Overnight to November 25, DPR militia shot down a Ukrainian UAV as it crossed the contact line.
Employing combat aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in 30km-wide zone along the line of contact is banned under Article 7 of Minsk Memorandum dated September 19, 2014, with the exception to OSCE SMM UAVs. Contrary to the agreement, Ukrainian forces regularly use UAVs for aerial reconnaissance and fire adjustment. Kiev has been increasingly using attack UAVs recently.*jk