Ukrainian forces jam OSCE drone in Zolotoye area - LPR militia
LUGANSK, May 21 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces used radio electronic warfare systems to jam an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission unmanned aerial vehicle in the Zolotoye area, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Yakov Osadchiy said.
“To prevent the detection of Ukrainian army hardware deployed in violation of the Minsk accords, Ukrainian criminals’ units continue to interfere with the operation of OSCE UAVs flying over areas occupied by Ukrainian armed formations,” Osadchiy said.
“We recorded the jamming of an OSCE drone by a mobile group from 20th Radioelectronic Warfare Battalion in the responsibility zone of the Ukrainian army’s 72nd Brigade in the Zolotoye settlement area,” he said.
The spokesman earlier said that Ukrainian forces had stepped up electronic countermeasures against OSCE UAVs in the “Joint Forces Operation” zone. OSCE UAVs had been attacked by Ukrainian forces in the Bobrovo village area and in the Golubovskoye and Stanitsa Luganskaya settlement areas.
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.
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