Donetsk, Oct 28 - DAN. Ukrainian forces jammed OSCE Special Monitoring Mission drones in the areas of ten settlements in Donbass, Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said at a briefing on the situation over the past 24 hours.

The 305th and 502nd separate radio-electronic warfare battalions used Bukovel-AD systems to jam navigation channels of OSCE SMM unmanned aerial vehicles in the settlements of Staromaryevka, Volnovakha, Varvarovka, Rusin Yar, Ilyinovka, Sergeyevka, Verkhnetoretskoye, Rozovka, Novobakhmutovka and Mirnoye, Basurin said.

The Staromaryevka village is located ten kilometers west of Telmanovo, the administrative centre of the DPR’s Telmanovsky district. Earlier, DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said that Kiev army units tried to occupy the settlement in the evening of October 25. On October 27, DPR Head Denis Pushilin said that the Ukrainian troops had succeeded in seizing the settlement. *jk