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    Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    I wonder if/how Putin will respond to this.

    Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian | World news | The Guardian

    Russia is using advanced drones to monitor the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, according to Ukrainian forces who claim to have shot down two of the aircraft this month. The announcement come shortly after Ukraine’s capture of two men it says are Russian special forces troops, and will be used as further evidence of Russia’s involvement in a conflict it has always denied playing a part in. The first drone was shot down by Aerorozvidka, a special reconnaissance unit of the Ukrainian forces, not far from Luhansk, in eastern Ukraine, on 8 May. A battle ensued over the next two days as Ukrainian troops tried to retrieve the wreckage. “We knew we had hit something important by the way they were fighting to try to stop us from getting to it,” said Natan Chazin, the commander of the unit.

    When they reached the wreckage, the soldiers found four compasses and a triple backup navigation system to ensure the drone was virtually immune to electronic jamming and would always return home unless shot down. The interior metallic plates were stamped with two sets of Israeli markings. Gustav Gressel, a former first lieutenant and radar officer in an anti-aircraft battery of the Austrian military, said after inspecting the wreckage that it resembled an Israeli Searcher drone. He said neither Ukrainian forces nor the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) used anything similar. “The thing has to come from Russia,” he said.

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    Re: Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    Maybe it came from Israel!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    There is another thread about this in the international forum...

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/europe...g-ukraine.html

    Russian troops in Ukraine is a pretty poorly kept secret and I doubt there will be much of a response from Putin if there is any at all.

    What is much more interesting, at least to me, right now is that the EU appears to be pumping the breaks a little bit on welcoming Ukraine into the fold. Their economic outlook is dire at best, the political situation is precarious, and it is beginning to look like things in Kiev are beginning to unravel.

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    Re: Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Maybe it came from Israel!
    Probably did. Israel is a leading manufacturer and distributor of drones.

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    Re: Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    Doesn't matter who made the drones or its components. They're not supposed to be flying in Ukrainian airspace.

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    Re: Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Doesn't matter who made the drones or its components. They're not supposed to be flying in Ukrainian airspace.
    Hahahahaha, that's funny, doesn't the US violate sovereign airspace with our drones only ALL THE TIME?????
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    Re: Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Hahahahaha, that's funny, doesn't the US violate sovereign airspace with our drones only ALL THE TIME?????
    Both are illegal. Something you are unwilling to admit.

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    Re: Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Both are illegal. Something you are unwilling to admit.
    Ok, let's agree that they are BOTH illegal!!!! Now then, let's stop pointing fingers at each other.
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    Re: Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Probably did. Israel is a leading manufacturer and distributor of drones.
    And Russia has bought the ultra sophisticated near strategic level reconnasiance Israeli drones. They probably bought the smaller tactical ones as well.

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    Re: Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    And Russia has bought the ultra sophisticated near strategic level reconnasiance Israeli drones. They probably bought the smaller tactical ones as well.
    Why would Israel be repaying their welfare benefits, their guaranteed protection from binding UNSCR's and our policing of their neighborhood with selling what Romney declared was the biggest threat to America, such handy technology?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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