Donetsk, Aug 31 – DAN. DPR Air Defense has downed eight Ukrainian army drones in four days in DPR southern areas, said DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin.

"In the past four days our Air Defense units downed eight Ukrainian tactical unmanned aerial vehicles in the vicinity of Kominternovo, Sakhanka and Shirokino."

Video tapes and imagery have been retrieved from some of the UAVs revealing their launch sites. Intelligence is analyzing the data.

The Command said that Ukraine has intensified reconnaissance operations of all types at the Mariupol axis. Cases of using UAVs including US Global Hawk and Lockheed doing signals intelligence from the Black sea direction have become especially common. *ot