Russian officers train Donbas militants to down OSCE drones – intel

15:00, 06 June 2017
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Officers of the Russian Armed Forces deployed in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the east of Ukraine are training pro-Russian militants to shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reports.


"The officers of the Russian Armed Forces are actively training the troops from anti-aircraft units of army corps Nos.1 and 2 to shoot unmanned aerial vehicles, focusing on the study of UAVs used by the OSCE CMM. They conduct drills, instruct the personnel to shoot the OSCE UAVs provided guaranteed possibility of concealed retreat after the target is hit," the press service of military intelligence wrote on Facebook.

Read alsoOSCE spots banned Gvozdika howitzers in militant-controlled area of DonbasIt is also noted that the number of offenses against civilians in Donbas committed by the occupation forces has been growing. According to the intelligence, the terrorists from the advanced units in Donetsk region are plundering civilian apartments at nighttime.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan has called on all parties to the military conflict in Donbas to make every effort to protect the civilian infrastructure from an environmental disaster.

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