Russian air defense units have shot down 26 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the special military operation zone including the Lugansk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. 
“Over the past 24 hours, air defense units intercepted three HIMARS projectiles and eliminated 26 Ukrainian UAVs in the  areas of Belogorovka and Kremennaya in the Lugansk People’s Republic, Gorlovka and Maryinka in the Donetsk People’s Republic and Novaya Kakhovka and Tavriysk in the Kherson region,” the Defense Ministry said.
*** The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014.  The peace talks failed to reach tangible results due to Kiev’s position to settle the conflict by force.