Photo: Operation Ob Gnani forces / Joint Forces Operation
The crew of the Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopter shot down drone “Orlan-10” near the town of Lisichansk in the Lugansk region, reported on the Operations page of the United forces in Facebook. It is alleged that the machine belongs to Russia.
The drone was discovered on Saturday, October 13, 8:09. He was making a reconnaissance flight on the route Lisichansk — Severodonetsk. The helicopter was lifted into the air at 8:45 and hit the drone in 9:58 in the village of Borovskoe. After a few minutes, the ground forces found and identified the remains of the device, claimed by the Ukrainian military. Photos published on Facebook.
The United forces claim that before he was shot down two drones.
The official representative of the people’s militia self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic Andrey Marochko said that the militia is not armed unmanned aerial vehicles. He called the statement by the Ukrainian military made “hastily” provocative news. “People who have little idea about the military, you know, what would be left of the drone, if it flashed the turn of the standard weapons of the Mi-24. I am sure that pictures would be absolutely nothing!” — quotes Marochko “Interfax”.
On 12 October, the Special observers monitoring mission of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said that he had discovered in the Donetsk region the column coming from Russia of trucks, one of which was carrying anti-aircraft guns.
On October 11 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered troops to use in the Donbass any of their weapons. Commenting on this statement, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the active actions of the Ukrainian security forces will increase tension in the region.
Video, photo All from Russia.