Russian combat engineers continue mine clearance operation in eastern AleppoMilitary & Defense February 27, 8:46
‘Moonlight’ takes Oscar for best picture instead of earlier announced ‘La La Land’Society & Culture February 27, 8:25
Oscars 2017: Casey Affleck, Emma Stone win Academy awards in best actor and actressSociety & Culture February 27, 8:08
Russian military delivers humanitarian aid to some 3,800 Syrians over past 24 hoursRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 7:16
International talks on Syria conflict settlement may take up to several months — sourceWorld February 27, 7:13
PARNAS leader attacked during march in Nemtsov’s memorySociety & Culture February 26, 16:59
Donetsk water purification station recaptured from Ukrainian radicalsWorld February 26, 15:24
Russian skiers Ustyugov, Kryukov win team sprint at World ChampionshipsSport February 26, 15:23
Opposition activist Dadin sentenced for disorders at rallies leaves jailRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 26, 12:58
KIEV, September 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko on Saturday allowed monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to use drones in the east of the country.
The issue was raised in a telephone conversation between Poroshenko and Swiss President and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Didier Burkhalter, the presidential press service said.
Poroshenko and Burkhalter discussed the work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine and the need to monitor the ceasefire in eastern regions of the country.
They agreed to increase the number of monitors and provide them with better technical means for monitoring and verification.
The OSCE Secretariat told ITAR-TASS earlier that the drones would be used to monitor the Ukrainian-Russian border and compliance with the ceasefire agreement reached in Minsk on September 5.
The drones will be supplied by the Austrian company Schiebel. It will provide two S-100 vertical take-off and landing drone systems, a control station, six operators, and three mechanics.