Russian Soldiers Are Surrendering To Ukrainian Drones. This Has Happened Before.
Firing missiles, dropping tiny bombs and spotting targets for artillery, the Ukrainian army’s drones undoubtedly are responsible for hundreds, if not thousands, of Russian casualties as Russia’s wider war on Ukraine grinds into its tenth month.
Ukrainian drones also are capturing live Russians.
In the latest example of a flesh-and-blood soldier surrendering to a plastic-and-metal robot, a Russian soldier apparently somewhere in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region dropped his weapon and raised his hands when a quadcopter-style drone belonging to the Ukrainian army’s 54th Mechanized Brigade appeared overhead.
Hands in the air, the Russian soldier followed the drone toward Ukrainian lines. “Drones are the fiercest enemies of the occupiers,” the Ukrainian defense ministry crowed on social media. “But it turns out, not of all of them. This one took into captivity an occupier that realized that surrender is a chance to…