Donetsk, Dec 16 – DAN. Ukrainian forces started testing a new domestically manufactured unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) carrying warheads over DPR territory, a DPR defense official said.

"Ukrainian side accelerated upgrading armed forces weapons, in particular designing strike-enabled UAVs with special munitions. Such UAVs undergo tests over the Republic's territory with the purpose of using strike power against civilian population and infrastructure."

Basurin showed an sample of Ukraine-made UAV that was brought down by DPR militia in Makeevka. It's body is made of compressed foam plastic, its wing span is 1.5 m.

"It carries a shaped charge K3-6, plastic explosive and electric detonator. Just imagine the tragedy if the UAV completed the mission," Basurin said.

Earlier today he said that during the week Ukraine forces adjusted fire on inhabited areas with UAVs – the 14 were spotted operating.

Employing combat aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in 30km-wide zone along the line of contact is banned under Article 7 of Minsk Memorandum, with the exception made for OSCE SMM UAVs. *ot