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OSCE drone lost in occupied Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to assessment, noises occurred because of jamming shortly before connection loss with the equipment
08:36, 28 October 2018

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Yesterday, October 27, OSCE SMM drone disappeared during the flight over the occupied territories of Donetsk region, according to the report of the mission. 

It is reported that the drone discovered a 9K33 Osa surface-to-air missile system in 72 km from Donetsk at 1:18 a.m. near Kalynove settlement. After, the vehicle was sent towards Saurivka. 

Related: OSCE drone again records military trucks in Donbas near border with Russia

‘At 1:36 a.m., the drone detected a convoy of seven trucks on a dirt road near the border with the Russian Federation, with no entry-exit checkpoint nearby. The convoy headed to the southwest in the direction of Manych settlement (uncontrolled by the government, 76 km from Donetsk to east). After, the UAV was sent to the south in the direction of Nyzhnokrynske to continue watching the convoy. The SMM completely lost signal with the UAV at 1:53, when it was at an altitude about 7000 feet above the area of the southeast of Nyzhnokrynske,’ reads the report. 

Related: Ukrainian military hit militants’ drone in Luhansk region

The monitors stated on noises recorded during the flight over the areas Saurivka and Nyzhnokrynske, according to the assessment they were caused by jamming. 

Earlier, the observers of the OSCE SMM has spotted the air defense missile system 9K33 Osa in 70 km from Donetsk at the territory uncontrolled by Ukraine.  

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