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Drone disarmed close to Ukrainian arms depot

It was detected by a radar.

Drone disarmed close to Ukrainian arms depot
Photo: TSN

A drone flying close to an arms depot of the Ukrainian army was detected and disarmed in the early hours of 8 January, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has said.

A radar at the arsenal detected control signals sent to the drone several km from the military facility. An electronic warfare system operator disarmed the drone.

Security at the facility was stepped up while mobile patrols were combing the adjacent area.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the National Police were informed accordingly.

According to investigators, a drone may have been used to set the Ichnya arms depot in Chernihiv Region on fire in October 2018.

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