The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has announced that its drone came under fire in Russian-occupied Donbas again.

"Small arms fire was again assessed as directed at an SMM unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). While conducting a mini-UAV flight in the southern outskirts of Zhovte (non-government-controlled, 17km north-west of Luhansk), the SMM heard 40 shots of small-arms fire about 2km north-north-west of its position, in the area where the UAV was flying, and assessed it as aimed at the UAV," the OSCE SMM said in an update based on information received as of 19:30 Kyiv time on November 1, 2018.

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The SMM landed the UAV without damage and left the area.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine on October 27 lost its long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was monitoring the movement of a convoy of trucks in the Russian-occupied area in the east of Ukraine. "For about 35 minutes before communications were lost, the UAV had experienced signal interference, assessed as jamming, at intervals in areas near Saurivka and Nyzhnokrynske. The UAV did not return to its ground control station near Stepanivka (government-controlled, 54km north of Donetsk) and is considered lost," it said.