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Ukrainian troops take down drone carrying shrapnel bomb in Donbas

Separatists tried to drop fragmentation bombs from low altitude.

Ukrainian troops take down drone carrying shrapnel bomb in Donbas
Photo: Max Trebukhov

Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas have taken down a drone carrying an anti-personnel explosive device, the press service of the 93rd detached mechanized brigade Kholodnyy Yar has said on Facebook.

"The Russian mercenaries equipped a regular Chinese-made DJI Phantom-4 drone with shrapnel explosives. They custom-added to the drone a redone fragmentation round VOG-17 with a rod made using a cheap 3D printer," it said.

Separatists attempted to drop fragmentation ammunition at the Ukrainian army's infantry positions from low altitude.

"The occupiers may have copied the tactic from militants of the HAMAS and ISIS terrorist groups," the brigade said.

Earlier, Russian mercenaries fired on an OSCE drone near Popasna.

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