European unmanned aerial vehicles are joining the effort to maintain the fragile truce between Ukraine and Russia, according to an AFP report and other published sources. The first two UAVs arrived on Oct. 6, and two more are coming.
“These are small reconnaissance aircraft by a private Austrian firm,” said Andrei Kelin, Russia’s ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which will operate the craft.
“The format of their operation is yet unclear,” said Kelin, quoted in Russia’s ITAR-TASS. “If their use is not agreed with the militias, they won’t fly for long.”
It is currently unclear whether the UAVs will be part of OSCE’s existing mission, or doing something else, according to Yahoo.