The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Georgia’s unmanned surveillance drone was shot down on April 20 by “the Abkhaz air defense forces.”
Georgia blamed the Russian fighter jet, MIG-29, of downing its drone over the breakaway region.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued on April 22 that conducting of flights over the conflict zone was a violation of the ceasefire treaty.
It also said that the debris of downed drone revealed it was Hermes 450 type unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) produced by the Israel’s Elbit Systems with serial number 553. A serial number of similar drone, which was downed by the Abkhaz side on March 18 over Abkhazia, was 551, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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