Donetsk, Jan 9 – DAN. DPR Armed Forces have downed Ukrainian Phantom-type UAV outside Avdeyevka, said the head of the DPR People's Militia command press service Daniil Bezsonov.

"Our air defense has spotted and downed a Phantom-type Ukrainian UAV north-east of Avdeyevka."
The drone was used for intelligence purposes by the 93rd mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian army.

According to the Article 7 of the Minsk Memorandum dated 19 September 2014, the use of combat aircrafts and UAVs is banned along the contact line in the 30km-wide zone of ceasefire, with the only exception made for the OSCE SMM drones. *ot