LUGANSK, 14 Mar – RIA Novosti. The people's militia of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic neutralized an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Ukrainian security forces, which was adjusting fire on the Molodezhnoye village, controlled by the militia, in the Donbass, said Ivan Filiponenko, an officer of the press service of the LPR defense department.
Earlier, the People's Militia of the LPR announced a mortar shelling of Molodezhny by the Ukrainian security forces.
“To adjust the fire, the enemy tried to use an unmanned aerial vehicle, which, thanks to the coordinated actions of the electronic warfare (EW) calculation using the Triton M1 suppression station, developed by our specialists, was promptly detected, and as a result of the suppression of control and navigation channels, crashed over positions of the armed formations of Ukraine, “Filiponenko said.
He clarified that due to the impossibility of conducting aerial reconnaissance and adjusting fire on the civilian infrastructure of the village, the Ukrainian security forces were forced to stop firing.
“It is noteworthy that, according to information received by our intelligence, on March 11, at the position of the 1st battalion of the 92nd brigade in the area of the settlement of Katerinovka (under the control of Kiev. – Editor's note), ammunition was delivered to 82-mm mortars , which indicates preparation for this provocation, “Filiponenko added.
Flights of military aircraft and drones along the entire contact line in Donbass are prohibited by the Minsk agreements.