Ukrainian military shot down a drone fighters

Photo: Press center of the ATO headquarters / Facebook (archive)

The Ukrainian military on 10 January brought down in the area of the antiterrorist operation in the Donbas drone fighters. This was reported by the press center of staff ATO page in Facebook.

“Electronic warfare was discovered unmanned aerial vehicles of the enemy, probably of the “Orlan 10″. Enemy drone was gathering intelligence on the route Horlivka – artemovo – Kurdiumivka – Ocheretino”, – reported in the headquarters.

Around 23.40 apparatus destroyed.

“During the night in Donetsk and seaside areas of the Ukrainian division of radio intelligence troops recorded the flight of two enemy drones,” – said in the message.

The staff noted that this was the second downed by the ATO drone fighters since the Christmas truce in the Donbass. Previous Russian type of UAV “Orlan 10” collected information on the route of zaytsevo – Kodyma – semigorye, it was destroyed on December 28.

The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in April 2014. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

00.00 23 December 2017 in the conflict zone was announced new year and Christmas truce. December 24, according to Ukrainian military, the militants violated the agreement and opened fire.

The parties have repeatedly declared a truce, but never managed to achieve full compliance.