Donetsk, Feb 1 - DAN. A Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle has dropped an explosive device on the Donetsk People’s Republic territory killing a militiaman, DPR Head Denis Pushilin told Russia 24 news channel on Tuesday.

“Several hours ago, a drone dropped an explosive device killing our serviceman,” Pushilin said.

Earlier reports on Tuesday said that Kiev forces had stepped up the use of UAVs along the whole contact line.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures has been formally 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 at troops’ positions and unmanned aerial vehicle flights.*jk