The drone of the special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine came under artillery fire while flying near the settlement of Shirokino, said in the daily report of SMM.
"The 16th of June, about 19. 30 the SMM UAV flying over the territory in 4 kilometers East from the village Shirokino (controlled by the DPR), was shelled by anti-aircraft artillery systems (ZU-23) installed on the truck-platform ", - is informed in the report. SMM recorded four shots of artillery.
MSF also stated that persons were seen carrying their rifles in the direction of the plane.
in addition, the OSCE observers told about the use of strong radio interference against aircraft.
"While flying over areas controlled between the government of the Competition and Pioneer (16 and 13 kilometers East of Mariupol) navigation system of the UAV have been exposed to strong radio interference, which led to a serious malfunction of the flight control system," - said in the report.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.