Austria to provide Ukraine with 10 UAVs for OSCE mission

Other News Materials 15 September 2014 20:52 (UTC +04:00)

Austria will provide Ukraine with ten unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the OSCE mission, Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said Sept. 15.

He made the remarks at a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, ITAR-TASS news agency said.

"Our mission is not only the support to a peaceful settlement through provision of Austrian observers within the OSCE, but it is also the provision of 10 Austrian UAVs for the OSCE mission that will monitor the disputed territories in order to accelerate the peaceful settlement," Ukrainian president's press service quoted Minister Kurz as saying.

Earlier it was reported that Austria is ready to provide two drones, which will be delivered by the Austrian company Schiebel.

On September 13, President Poroshenko gave permission for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by the OSCE observers in the east of Ukraine.