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26 May 2020, 17:30

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Ukrainian army jams OSCE drones to hide howitzers in Katerinovka - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, May 26 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces used raidoelectronic warfare systems against OSCE Special Monitoring Mission unmanned aerial vehicles to hide the howitzers deployed in the Katerinovka village area, Popasnaya District, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Yakov Osadchiy said.

“According to our intelligence, to hide the deployment of three 2C1 howitzers Gvozdika of the Ukrainian army’s 30th Brigade in the Katerinovka area, a mobile group of 20th Radioelectronic Warfare Battalion jammed an OSCE drone but skilled OSCE SMM specialists managed to land it intact,” Osadchiy said.

Earlier, he said that Kiev forces had used electronic countermeasures to thwart OSCE drone operation in the Zolotoye area.

The Ukrainian army stepped up electronic countermeasures against OSCE SMM aerial monitoring in the "Joint Forces Operation" zone, Osadchiy said.

The LPR People’s Militia press service said that an OSCE SMM drone came under Ukrainian army fire in the Bobrovo village area. Also, OSCE drones were fired upon in the areas of the Golubovskoye and Stanitsa Luganskaya settlements.

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