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18 May 2020, 14:37

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LPR People's Militia brings down Ukrainian reconnaissance UAV outside Novoaleksandrovka

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LUGANSK, May 18 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Lugansk People’s Republic Air Defense and electronic warfare units downed a Ukrainian drone on a reconnaissance mission in the Novoaleksandrovka township area, LPR People’s Militia spokesman Yakov Osadchiy said.

"Thanks to good teamwork of electronic warfare Triton 1 crews and the joint system of EW and Air Defence control Albatros K, a Ukrainian UAV was spotted and downed yesterday, May 17, outside Novoaleksandrovka. The Mavic Pro type quadcopter was flying from the direction of Popasnaya towards Kalinovo-Borschevatoye in the 30th brigade responsibility zone.

Currently the defense's experts are analyzing the retrieved footage and date.

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 aerial vehicles used to monitor the situation.

LuganskMediaCentre — 18 May — Lugansk