Ukraine’s Defense Ministry has called upon citizens who own drones to use them in support of the country’s armed forces in their battle to prevent the invading Russian Army from capturing the capital, Kyiv.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry made the appeal in a Facebook post as the Russian military entered Kyiv and battered other cities around the country. Throughout Friday President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed to repel the invading forces, and urged people to help in the defense of their cities and nation. In the same spirit, owners of consumer drones in the capital were called upon to use their craft in the fight against advancing Russians, or hand them over to Ukraine troops who could.
“Do you own a drone? Give it to experienced pilots to use!” the post read, according to a translation in a Gizmodo report. “Do you know how to (fly) a drone? Join the joint patrol with units 112 of the separate brigade of the city of Kyiv!
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