Russia has shot down several Ukrainian unmanned surveillance aircraft flying over the Crimean Peninsula from the North over the last month using Pantsir (Greyhound) surface-to-air missile systems, a Crimean military source told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
“Pantsirs have been used against the targets by the division based close to the Chongar Isthmus,” the military source said.
“After recognising the unmanned surveillance aircraft, it is intercepted on the border with the command of capturing and escort. If the unmanned surveillance aircraft flies deep into our territory or approaches a military facility, then it is shot down,” the source added.
The number of surveillance aircraft destroyed by Russian missiles was not specified.