Donetsk, Oct 26 – DAN. Ukrainian army has intensified aerial reconnaissance using UAVs along the contact line, said DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin.

"The enemy activates aerial reconnaissance to adjust fire on all directions. Over  the past week, DPR People’s Militia Air Defense spotted nine UAVs operating, five of them were brought down over our territory."

Basurin said that DPR intelligence has a lot of proof of the enemy using UAV, including those downed by the DPR forces and subsequently shown to press.

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