Aug 3, 2014
Ukraine’s Soviet-era drone captured by Donetsk Pro-Russian rebels
An old Soviet Tu-143 reconnaissance drone allegedly deployed by the Ukrainian army has crashed near Donetsk, with local militia, initially not aware of what that monstrosity was, suspecting in the video to have downed Kiev’s "weapon of mass destruction."
The YouTube video of the downed drone claims the archaic unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down “at approximatly 13:30 local time near Shahtersk.” In the video, the representatives of DPR anti-Kiev forces say that the “object will be further identified.”
“Today we have shot down ‘something’ over our skies,” a man in the video says. “At first, we thought it was an unmanned drone. But now we have doubts.”
The soldier in the video sends a message to the authorities in Kiev, saying “don’t you think it is a bit too much? To use such weapons!” as he pointed out to the serial number of the unit, saying that Kiev will not be able to disguise the deployment of “that weapon.”