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6 November 2018, 14:18

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LPR People’s Militia downs Ukrainian drone in Republic’s territory (PHOTOS)

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LUGANSK, November 6 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia air defence units downed a Ukrainian reconnaissance drone in the Republic’s territory, LPR People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre on Tuesday.

“Yesterday, Ukrainian forces tried to carry out aerial reconnaissance of our positions in the vicinity of the Mikhailovka settlement using a Valkyrie UAV,” Marochko said. “The drone was spotted on time and shot down thanks to skilful and well-organised actions of our militiamen.”

Specialists are now examining the UAV and its video recordings and photos, he added.

LPR People’s Militia acting chief Mikhail Filiponenko earlier said that the Republic’s air defence units had downed a Ukrainian attack drone in the Republic’s territory and that LPR air defence units had shot down more than ten Ukrainian army UAVs last year.

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 its 2202 Resolution 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 — 06 November — Lugansk