Donetsk, Oct 21 - DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic militiamen shot down a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle in the Vasilyevka village area outside Yasinovataya on Wednesday evening, DPR People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday.

“Thanks to DPR alert forces’ skilled and well-organised actions, a Phantom-type UAV belonging to 25th Brigade was detected and shot down in the Vasilyevka area. Ukrainian gunmen used it for adjusting mortar fire,” Basurin said.

Specialists are currently analyzing the information retrieved from the UAV flash drive, he added.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures has been in effect in Donbass since July 27, 2020. The document bans the use of any weapons, deployment of heavy armaments in and around settlements, engineer works and unmanned aerial vehicle flights.*jk