Another Russian drone downed by Ukraine troops in Donbas, second since Christmas truce

00:30, 12 January 2018
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Ukrainian troops have downed a second enemy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) since the introduction of the New Year and Christmas ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, late in December 2017.

Photo from NSDC of Ukraine

An apparently Orlan-10-type enemy drone was spotted on January 10, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters said on Facebook.

"The enemy UAV was collecting intelligence information en route between Horlivka, Artemove, Kurdiumivka and Ocheretyne. After the drone was confirmed by air defense radars, the target was destroyed by troops of the Air Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at around 23:40 local time [on January 10]," the report said.

Read alsoUkrainian troops shoot down Russian drone in ATO zoneReconnaissance flights of two more enemy UAVs were registered in the Donetsk and Mariupol sector during that night, it said.

These facts are yet another proof of gross violations by the Russian occupation troops of the New Year-Christmas truce and the Minsk peace agreements, it added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian ATO forces shot down a Russian Orlan-10 UAV on December 28, 2017.

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