Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 UAVs was used in Donbas by order of the commander-in-chief to “force the enemy to ceasefire.”
On October 26, the Ukrainian military used a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone in Donbas for the first time. He destroyed the enemy’s cannon with a missile strike. This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook.
“From 14:25 to 15:15, a battery of D-30 howitzers of the Russian terrorist forces fired at the positions of the Joint Forces near the settlement of Granitne. Two servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were wounded during the shelling, one of them was killed,” it is said in the message.
The General Staff points out that with the beginning of the shelling through the OSCE mission, they immediately demanded a ceasefire, but illegal armed groups did not respond. Then, by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, the military used Bayraktar TB2 to “force the enemy to ceasefire.” It is noted that the unmanned aerial vehicle did not cross the line of contact and “destroyed one gun at the expense of the Russian occupation forces with a guided bomb.” After that, as noted in the General Staff, the shelling of Ukrainian positions stopped.
Back in 2019, Ukraine purchased for the Armed Forces and conducted tests of Turkish strike operational and tactical unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2, equipped with high-precision MAM-L bombs of the Turkish company Roketsan.
Bayraktar TB2 UAVs were developed by the Turkish company Baykar Technologies. They took part in armed conflicts in the Syrian province of Idlib, in Libya, as well as during the armed confrontation in Nagorno-Karabakh in autumn 2020.