There is a team of amateur drone users who contributed significantly to the war by destroying the Russian convoy in deadly ambushes.
The unsung heroes managed to destroy Russia infamous 40-mile “death convoy” which was trapped outside Kyiv by attacking it at night.
The specialized aerial reconnaissance unit called Aerorozvidka consists of 30 volunteers who use drones with thermal imaging cameras, others who can drop small bombs and sniper rifles to attack Russian troops.
The group’s commander, Lt. Col. Yaroslav Honchar, said an ambush near the town of Ivankiv helped halt the operation in the first days of the invasion of Ukraine.
The IT task force used quads to approach the convoy of tanks and armored vehicles at night and attacked their supply depot to prevent them from advancing.
said Honchar Guardian: “This one small unit destroyed two or three vehicles at the head of this convoy during the night and then got stuck.
“They stayed there two more nights and [destroyed] many vehicles.”
“The first echelon of Russian forces was stuck with no heat, no oil, no bombs and no gas. And it all happened because of the work of 30 people,” he added.
The elite unit claims they also helped stop a Russian airstrike on Hostomel Airport by shelling 200 paratroopers.
Honchar compared the group’s struggle to the work of a “swarm of bees”.
“One bee is nothing, but when faced with a thousand, it can defeat a great force. We’re like bees, but we work nights,” he said.
The key to the group’s success is that they tend to attack in the dark “when the Russians are asleep” as Putin’s troops stay in their tanks at night, fearing being hit by Ukrainian fire.
A member of the team said that Times: “It is impossible to see our drones at night.
“We specifically look for the most valuable truck in the convoy and then hit it with pinpoint accuracy and we do it very well with very little collateral damage – it’s even possible in the villages. You get a lot closer at night.”
And the team, which has reportedly destroyed dozens of “priority targets,” is relying on Starlink satellites donated to them by SpaceX founder Elon Musk in the early days of the invasion.
The team began in 2014 when a group of young Ukrainians volunteered to help fight the Russian invasion of Crimea and Donbass.
It comes as…
- Ukrainian soldiers have recaptured one of the first cities to fall victim to the Russian invaders.
- Dramatic Call of Duty style footage shows the moment A Ukrainian soldier obliterates a Russian tank with a guided missile.
- Murdered Putin rival Boris Nemtsov was “shadowed” by an agent linked to the Kremlin’s hit squad. Suspect besieged Mariupol.
- Up to 40,000 Ukrainians have been caught forced out of besieged cities and into Russian forced labor in a war crime.
- Terrifying shots shows injured Russian soldiers looking terrified as they receive medals for bravery for their role in Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
- Russia wants to split Ukraine in half like North and South Koreathe country’s military intelligence chief has warned.
- A blind mystic who is said to have predicted 9/11 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, claimed that Putin would “master the world”.
- have civilians in Kyiv resorted to drinking sewage while the city continues to be bombarded by terrible Russian rocket attacks.
And now the amateur team has been a key part of the Ukrainian resistance, while a humiliated Putin’s forces have been hit with plummeting morale.
The quick victory that the Russian leader had promised his troops did not materialize, and the Ukrainians put up strong resistance.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces have recaptured Trostianets, one of the first cities to fall in another blow to Putin’s war.
Russia’s defeat is a significant victory, say defense sources – as it opens a way to the besieged city of Sumy.
the The Russian President is threatened with defeat in Kyiv while the Ukrainians fought hard to retake Kherson.
President Zelenskyy said his troops had dealt “mighty blows” to Moscow forces around the capital and urged the Kremlin to negotiate an end to the bloody war.
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