The Russian army is also testing a new reconnaissance drone in the Donbas.
The cadets of the higher military educational institution from the Russian Federation arrived in the temporarily uncontrolled Eastern territories of Ukraine with the aim of conducting “practical exercises” and passing tests for combat shooting in the field.
The relevant information was reported in the press service of the intelligence department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
“According to the information of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Russian occupation command purposefully provokes an escalation of hostilities in the East of Ukraine, including in order to fulfill contracts of Russian military educational and research institutions, ” it was reported.
“In particular, one of the reasons for the intensification of the enemy’s fire on positions of united forces by using 120/122 mm ammunition during the past week was the passing of combat shooting tests by cadets of one of the Russian higher military educational institutions who arrived for “practical exercises” as part of the 1 (Donetsk) and 2 (Lugansk) AK of the RF Armed Forces units”, – states the press service of the Ministry of Defense.
In addition, army experts from the Russian Federation conducted a test of a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used as part of a reconnaissance-strike unit.