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Between 13:27 and 13:38 hrs, 18 February, an SMM long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experienced dual GPS jamming while flying at an altitude of approximately 6,000ft in an area near Donetskyi (non-government-controlled, 49km west of Luhansk), in proximity of the contact line...
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SPOT REPORT

Spot Report by OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM): SMM loses long-range unmanned aerial vehicle near Berdianka

This report is for the media and the general public.

Between 13:27 and 13:38 hrs, 18 February, an SMM long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experienced dual GPS jamming while flying at an altitude of approximately 6,000ft in an area near Donetskyi (non-government-controlled, 49km west of Luhansk), in proximity of the contact line.

At 13:38 hrs, about 600m south-east of Berdianka (non-government-controlled, 45km west of Luhansk), the UAV began spinning uncontrollably and losing altitude. The SMM assessed that the UAV had crashed in the area.

The SMM flew a mini-UAV near Berdianka, but could not locate the long-range UAV. The Mission will continue to follow up.



For PDF attachments or links to sources of further information, please visit: http://www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine/411776

Contacts:


Dragana Nikolic-Solomon
26 Turhenievska Street
01054 Kyiv
Ukraine
Office: +380 44 392 08 55
Mobile: +380 95 291 99 18
Dragana.Nikolic-Solomon@osce.org


Liudmyla Palamar
26 Turhenievska Street
01054 Kyiv
Ukraine
Office: +380 44 392 0965
Mobile: +38 067 828 06 79
Mobile: +38 050 387 93 98
liudmyla.palamar@osce.org