Kiev’s use of the Bayraktar drone in Donbass was a response to the enemy’s actions, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said. RIA Novosti writes about it.
“We are not advancing, we are responding in accordance with the agreements on the ceasefire regime,” the Ukrainian leader told reporters. He stressed that Ukraine needs drones and other weapons precisely to protect its land. According to Zelensky, Kiev intends to continue to act in the same format.
The same opinion was expressed yesterday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba. According to him, using the UAV, the Ukrainian military used the right to self-defense. At the same time, the Foreign Minister is sure, the necessary communication procedures were followed through the joint coordination and control center and with the OSCE.
We will remind, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said last Tuesday that the military first used the Bayraktar strike drone in Donbass, it destroyed the enemy’s howitzer with a bomb. Meanwhile, flights of military aircraft and drones along the entire contact line are prohibited by the Minsk agreements.
On the eve of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine cannot be resolved by military methods. The diplomat warned that attempts to solve the problem by force could turn into a tragedy.