Ukrainian Armed Forces to shoot down drones over military compounds and training ranges

Servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will shoot down any drones flying over the location of military units and exercises, stated the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

“All unmanned aerial vehicles observed in the areas where exercises are conducted, over the military units, facilities and test sites will be shot down,” the statement reads. Moreover, the General Staff stated that individuals who launch drones will be detained and held responsible.

The General Staff also noted that the disclosure of equipment serial numbers, the type and number of weapons, the branches of the military to which they belong, and directions and traffic routes may pose a threat to national security.

On June 11, the State Aviation Service prohibited the flights of drones weighing up to 2 kilograms over the facilities of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Border Service, the SBU (Ukraine's Security Service), the National Police, the National Guard and other military and law enforcement authorities.

The restrictions also apply to flights over the colonies, pre-trial detention facilities, state roads, industrial zones, power plants, railway stations, sea ports, fuel storage facilities, and reservoirs of oil, gas and other hazardous substances and liquids. Launches of remotely piloted aircraft are allowed if permission from the appropriate authority, owner or administration is obtained.

  Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukraine, General Staff