Andriy Melnik responded to Germany’s “concern” about Bayraktar drones
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Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk responded to official Berlin to “concern” about the use of the Ukrainian Armed Forces unmanned aerial vehicle Bayraktar, stating that Ukraine has the right to self-defense.
He said this in an interview with the publication image.
“The Ukrainian side Ukraine has a legal right to self-defense when its territory is bombed day and night with Russian heavy weapons and when civilians and soldiers are killed. Therefore, we call on the federal government, instead of expressing concern about the dramatic situation in the occupied territories, to redouble its efforts as mediator to convene the Normandy summit in Berlin, as agreed, and put Moscow in its place “– said Melnyk, noting that the Ukrainian side “resolutely rejects” the warning of the German Foreign Ministry.
German Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrea Sasse expressed concern over the fact that the Ukrainian military used Bayraktar drones for the first time in Donbas.
She stated that in accordance with the Minsk agreements, only the OSCE monitoring mission can use drones in Donbas.
Also, according to the Foreign Ministry spokesman, Berlin is very concerned about the increase in the intensity of hostilities, as well as the message of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine about the response of the Ukrainian military to the shelling.
She added that in recent weeks, the OSCE SMM has documented an increase in violations of the ceasefire and the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements and called for a de-escalation of the conflict.
The first application of Bayraktar in Donbass
- On the morning of October 26, militants fired mortars at the village of Granitnoye in the Volnovakha region – they damaged six residential buildings. And in the afternoon, a battery of D-30 howitzers of the Russian-terrorist troops fired at positions of the Joint Forces in the area of N of the item. Granite. Two servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were wounded during the shelling, one of them was killed.
- The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that after the start of the shelling through the OSCE SMM, a demand for a ceasefire was immediately put forward, and a note was sent through diplomatic channels. However, the militants did not react.
- In order to force the enemy to ceasefire, Bayraktar was used by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The UAV did not cross the line of collision and with a guided bomb from 15 kilometers destroyed one cannon with the calculation of the invaders.
As we wrote, yesterday information appeared in the media that allegedly the Ukrainian military took control of the village of Staromaryevka from the “gray zone”. Moreover, the journalists referred to a source in the Ministry of Defense.
But almost immediately, the JFO headquarters denied information about the alleged seizure of a settlement in the Donbass, and, they say, the positions of the Ukrainian military remain unchanged.