The Defense Ministry of Ukraine spotted the drones flying near the depots of the rockets and artillery armament of the military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Zaporizhia and Cherkasy regions on November 7. The security of the depots opened fire at the drones and detained persons who launched them as the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook.
"The mobile groups of the military units inspected the nearby territories and detained persons who were flying the drones. It was immediately reported to the corresponding units of the Security Service of Ukraine and National Police of Ukraine," the message said.
However, it was figured out that the flights of the drones took place within the scheduled anti-terrorist drills aiming to check the reliability of the security of the facilities of increased danger.
"The personnel of the shift acted clearly and confidently, executing the military tasks on the security and protection of the pointed military objects," the General Staff reported.
On November 5, Ukrainian military reported second unauthorized flight of a drone near its ammo depot over the last 48 hours.
Earlier, the operation of the unmanned aerial vehicle was recorded in a restricted area over one of the arsenals of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as the press office of the Ministry of Defense reported. It is added that the administration of the facility has reinforced the duty shifts of the security of the arsenal, mobile patrols thoroughly examined the territory adjacent to the military unit.