Donetsk, Jan 31 - DAN. A radio electronic warfare station has been deployed at the position of the Ukrainian army brigade outside Volnovakha to hamper the operation of the OSCE mission's unmanned aerial vehicles, Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Daniil Bezsonov said on Thursday citing intelligence reports.

“A radio electronic warfare station of 502nd EW Battalion has arrived in the responsibility zone of 128th mountain assault brigade stationed east of Volnovakha,” Bezsonov said. “The station’s commander was ordered to supress OSCE Mission drones' navigation and control channels.”

Kiev forces have resorted to this measure in the attempt to hide their hardware which is deployed outside the storage locations spelled out by the Minsk Agreements, he added.

Earlier reports said that Kiev gunmen began to block operation of OSCE UAVs in Donbass acting on Joint Forces Operation chief Sergey Nayev’s order.*jk