: Russian semistrategic drone spotted in eastern Ukraine - intel

15:15 Jul. 3, 2016

Russian semistrategic drone spotted in eastern Ukraine - intel

Ukrainian military spokesperson Andriy Lysenko. (UNIAN Photo)

Over the last day six flights of separatist drones detected

Ukrainian military has spotted a Russian semistrategic drone in eastern Ukraine combat zone on July 2, as reported by Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko at a briefing.

Read also Ukraine's intelligence reports dozens of flights of Russian assault and reconnaissance drones

"According to military intelligence, there were six flights of unmanned aerial vehicles of Russian-backed separatist forces detected. Another semistrategic drone had been launched from the Russian territory," he said.

According to recent reconnaissance reports,  39 tanks, 53 artillery systems and self-propelled artillery systems of Russia-backed separatist forces are present in Donbas combat zone.

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