26 May 2020, 17:12



LPR militia intercepts reconnaissance Ukrainian army drone

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LUGANSK, May 26 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia intercepted a Ukrainian army unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sent on a fire-adjusting mission to the Logvinovo village,  LPR People’s Militia spokesman Yakov Osadchiy said.

“Adjustment of fire at our Republic’s settlement remains the prime UAV function used by Ukrainian army gunmen,” Osadchiy said.

“Yesterday, we intercepted a new treacherous attempt by criminals from the Ukrainian army’s 24th Separate Mechanised Brigade to shell Logvinovo with mortars using a fire-adjusting Phantom UAV. Thanks to coordinate actions, our Triton-M1 electronic countermeasures system crew intercepted and grounded the drone. The Ukrainian commander, (Col Valery) Gudz lost another piece of expensive equipment,” he said.

“The flash drive materials containing images of hardware deployed in settlements in violation of the Minsk Agreements are being examined by our intelligence officers. Later on, they will be handed over to international monitors,” the LPR militia spokesman said.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by Resolution 2202 and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 26 May — Lugansk