Ukraine flexes drone muscle as counteroffensive accelerates
As Ukraine’s long-awaited counteroffensive against invading Russian troops attempts to increase momentum, the country is again turning to the same drones that have allowed it to defy Moscow’s far bigger and better-equipped army for nearly 18 months.
Ukraine made a pair of announcements concerning its increased drone activities, as it seeks to accelerate the thus far sluggish counteroffensive against Russian forces in the east and south of the nation. The most immediate action comes with the declaration Kyiv is sending an additional 1,700 UAVs in support of frontline efforts to shift the somewhat slow initial advances into higher gear.
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In doing so, Mykhailo Fedorov – Ukraine vice prime minister for Innovation, Development of Education, Science and Technologies, and minister of Digital Transformation – said the 1,700 drones being sent to…