Two OSCE SMM drones come under fire in Donbas in past two days
Two mini-unmanned aerial vehicles of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine on November 10-11 came under fire opened from small arms in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.
"Two SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicles came under small-arms fire in Kadiivka and Novotoshkivske," the OSCE SMM said in its update based on information received as of 19:30 local time on November 11, 2018.
"On November 10, while flying a mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over a military-type compound near Kadiivka (formerly Stakhanov, non-government-controlled, 50km west of Luhansk), about 2km south-east of the SMM's position, the SMM heard about 20 shots and bursts of small-arms fire, assessed as aimed at the mini-UAV," it said.
"On November 11, while flying a mini-UAV near Novotoshkivske (government-controlled, 53km west of Luhansk), about 50m south-east of the SMM's position and at an altitude of 120m, the SMM heard a shot of small-arms fire originating from 30-50m south-west, assessed as aimed at the UAV. The SMM had seen at least three armed Ukrainian Armed Forces personnel at a checkpoint 20-30m south-west of the SMM's position and had launched the UAV in view of the checkpoint," it said.