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9 August 2018, 16:17

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Ukrainian army uses UAVs for Pervomaisk area reconnaissance - People’s Militia

LUGANSK, August 9 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for aerial reconnaissance in the Pervomaisk area, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

Earlier this week, LPR air defence units shot down two Ukrainian UAVs, Marochko reminded.“However, Ukrainian gunmen continue to use UAVs for aerial reconnaissance.” 

“A drone of the Ukrainian army's 14th brigade was spotted in the Pervomaisk area. The reconnaissance is conducted in order to seek out targets and disclose People’s Militia positions,” he added.

On Wednesday, Marochko reported that the LPR had downed two Ukrainan drones recently including one on August 5.

LPR People’s Militia acting chief Mikhail Filiponenko said that the Republic’s air defence units 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 — 09 August — Lugansk