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This tactic is behind the Russian drone attacks
Always at night, always near the river – this is apparently how the Russian combat drones fly through Ukraine. A military expert explains the pattern.
Russia covers the Ukrainian skies with kamikaze drones.
Combat drones from Russia attack Ukraine. Again and again, more and more. Now a Ukrainian military expert is explaining the tactics behind it.
According to Vladislav Zelesnyov, a colonel in the Ukrainian military, the drones mostly fly at night and along the great Dnipro River. “Logically, not everything is visible in the sky at night,” said the colonel of the RBK-Ukraina agency.
Bypass Ukraine air defenses
The flight route from the south along the Dnipro was also chosen in order to avoid the Ukrainian air defenses if possible.
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Russian forces have recently launched waves of kamikaze drones, which plummet vertically toward their targets, against Ukraine’s cities for several nights in a row. Most of the Iranian-made Shahed drones were shot down by anti-aircraft forces. Nevertheless, falling debris caused considerable damage.
Massive drone attacks
According to the Ukrainian air defense, a missile and 43 drones were shot down on Monday, 22 of them in Kyiv alone. A 19-year-old was injured and treated in hospital after a house was hit in a Russian attack.
For days now, Russia has been increasingly attacking at night with Iranian-type Shahed-136 kamikaze combat drones. Russian military bloggers reported that in addition to Kyiv, the Poltava, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv and Kherson regions were affected. (eu)