Turkish Bayraktar drones hit first target in Russia-occupied eastern Ukraine: Terrorists stopped shelling

Canan Kevser
27 October 2021, 10:55
Canan Kevser
27 October 2021, 10:55

Ukrainian Armed Forces have employed the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 armed drone for the first time in combat since acquired. A guided bomb targeted Russian occupation forces' weapon in Eastern Ukrainian territory to force the enemy to cease fire.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported this on late Tuesday, October 26.

Commander-in-Chief of Ukrainian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Valeriy Zaluzhny ordered the strike in the area of ​​the Joint Forces Operation.

"The combat use of the Bayraktar medium-altitude long-endurance reconnaissance and strike unmanned combat aerial vehicle took place for the first time," reads the statement.

According to the report, from 14:25 to 15:15, a battery of howitzers D-30 of the Russian terrorist forces fired on the positions of the Joint Forces in the area of ​​the settlement of Hranitne. The shelling killed a servicemen of Ukrainian Armed Forces while wounding another.

The Ukrainian side immediately demanded a ceasefire through the OSCE SMM - Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. It also sent a note through diplomatic channels but the occupiers did not react as General Staff said.

"Bayraktar drone was used in order to force the enemy to cease fire. The unmanned aerial vehicle did not cross the line of contact. The aerial vehicle destroyed the gun of the crown of the Russian occupation forces with a guided bomb," it reported.

After that, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said, the shelling of Ukrainian positions stopped.