Ukrainian armed formations actively interfere with the work of the OSCE SMM to conceal the deployment of prohibited weapons, Deputy Commander of the Operational Command Colonel Eduard Basurin reported at the briefing in Donetsk on March 20.

“Last week, we detected the operation of mobile groups from the 305th and 20th EW battalions in the responsibility zones of the 10th and 58th AFU brigades. They were jamming UAV control and navigation channels in the areas of Konstantinovka, Lebedinskoye, Plescheyevka, Chermalyk, Granitnoye and Starognatovka, where OSCE monitors were forced to stop working due to the danger of losing their drones. All the cases of Ukrainian militants’ interference with UAV flights are confirmed in official reports of the monitoring mission,” Basurin noted.