DPR militia downs Ukrainian drone in Donetsk western outskirts

February 06, 2019 15:09

Donetsk, Feb 6 – DAN. The Ukrainian army lost an unmanned aerial vehicle in the Staromikhailovka neighbourhood area in western Donetsk, spokesman for the People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic Daniil Bezsonov said on Wednesday.

“Over the past 24 hours, air defence militia units shot down an enemy drone in the Staromikhailovka area,” Bezsonov said.

Staromikhailovka has come under Ukrainian forces fire 16 times since the beginning of this year; the neighbourhood was shelled three times over the past 24 hours.

Earlier reports said that Ukrainian army units violated the ceasefire 24 times in the past 24 hours firing 615 rounds of ammunition at DPR areas.

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, with the exception to OSCE SMM UAVs. *jk