DPR Armed Forces have downed 60 Nazi Ukrainian UAVs including American - Made Drones ~ according to DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin.
“Since the beginning of 2017, DPR Armed Forces destroyed 60 enemy’s UAVs, as they were used to adjust fire of banned weapons and performing follow-up reconnaissance of civil infrastructure in the DPR territory,” he said.
On the latest occasion, the DPR downed Nazi Ukrainian drone on November 20, as the fascist Ukrainian units were performing fire adjustment targeting residential quarters of Dokuchayevsk.
According to the Article 7 of the Minsk Memorandum dated 19 September 2014, the use of combat aircrafts and UAVs along the contact line is banned in the 30km-wide zone of ceasefire, with the only exception made for the OSCE SMM drones. Nevertheless, Nazi Ukrainian forces regularly breach the provision, usually to carry out aerial reconnaissance and fire adjustment
AMERICAN MADE DRONES SHOT DOWN ~
The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) forces published photos of a US Regime AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven drone on November 19, that had been used by the Ukrainian Junta military and put down near Bezimennoe town on the coast of the Sea of Azov, bpmd blog reported.
72 RQ-11B Raven drones were delivered to the Nazi Armed Forces of Ukraine by the US in the summer of 2016 as part of US military assistance to Ukraine. The drones were manufactured under contract between the US Army to AeroVironment Inc for approximately $9 million. 90 drones were manufactured with analogue equipment for supplying Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for Ukraine. The money came from a special US defense fund for the fiscal year of 2010.
The Ukraine Junta received RQ-11B Raven drones with obsolete communications systems (without Digital Data Link), which are susceptible to interception and radio warfare, which, according to the statement from the General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine in late 2016, made these drones not that effective for action.