27 Nov 2018 14:37

Luhansk militia says it downed Ukrainian recon drone

LUHANSK. Nov 27 (Interfax) - Air defense units of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR)'s militia have downed a Ukrainian reconnaissance drone near Sokilnyky, militia spokesman Yakov Osadchy told the press on Tuesday.

"An aerial surveillance crew of the Luhansk People's Republic militia downed a Fantom-type drone of the enemy performing a reconnaissance mission for the correction of artillery fire on the republic's territory," Osadchy said.

Over the past two days, the Ukrainian army has stepped up its aerial reconnaissance along the Donbas contact line using drones prohibited by the Minsk Agreements, he said.