Invaders fire small arms at SMM UAV in Donetsk region

Invaders fire small arms at SMM UAV in Donetsk region

Militants of the Russian armed formations fired small arms at a drone of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) near non-government-controlled Spartak, Donetsk region.

The OSCE SMM said this in a report issued on January 25, based on information from the monitoring teams received as of 19:30 on January 24, 2021, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“On January 23, while positioned in Spartak (non-government-controlled, 9km north of Donetsk) to conduct an announced mini-unmanned-aerial vehicle (UAV) flight, the SMM heard seven shots of small-arms fire at an assessed distance of 1km west, assessed as aimed at the UAV, which was flying about 1.1km west of the SMM’s position," the report reads.

During the flight, the UAV also experienced GPS signal interference, assessed as caused by probable jamming. The SMM landed the UAV and left the area.


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