News agency 'Vchasno'

Militants Tried to Knock Down the OSCE Drone

The OSCE SMM stated that the militants had made 11 shots in the direction of the UAV.

The militants of the terrorist grouping "DNR" in Donbas attempted to shoot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which belongs to the OSCE SMM. This is reported in the mission's report.

"Positioned 300m west of the western edge of Pervomaiske (non-government-controlled, 68km south of Donetsk), the SMM heard 11 shots of small-arms fire 1.5km east-south-east, assessed as directed at a mini-UAV that the SMM was flying about 1.7km south-east of its position," it was reported.

The mission noted that the militants failed to damage the drones.

In addition, the OSCE SMM report says that the mission's staff recorded 97 explosions per day, 95 of which in the Donetsk region.

It should be reminded, the observers of the OSCE SMM reported on the sounds of a powerful battle, which probably occurred on February 7 near the village of Berezivske of the Popasnyansky district (CDLR). According to the patrols, they heard almost half a thousand explosions and active bursts of heavy-machine-gun.