An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has spotted four distinct electronic warfare systems in Russian-occupied areas in Luhansk region "for the first time."
"In non-government-controlled areas, on July 28, an SMM mini-UAV spotted four distinct electronic warfare systems (a Leer-3 RB-341V, a 1L269 Krasukha-2 and RB-109A Bylina, and an anti-UAV system, Repellent-1) near Chornukhyne (64km south-west of Luhansk), all seen for the first time by the SMM," the OSCE SMM said in an update based on information received as of 19:30 Kyiv time on August 10, 2018.
"On August 2, during a flight over the same area, the UAV did not spot the same systems," it said.
On August 9, an SMM mini-UAV spotted an armored recovery vehicle (BREM-1) and an APC (BTR-80) near Luhansk city and three ACVs (type undetermined) near Lobacheve.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a long-range UAV of the OSCE SMM on August 7 spotted convoys of Russian trucks entering and exiting eastern Ukraine across the uncontrolled border section without border crossing facilities in the middle of night.