The Russian side reports that 41 Ukrainian drones were shot down during the night from Monday to Tuesday and on Tuesday morning.
The information was provided by the Russian Ministry of Defense. The drones were reportedly shot down over the Sea of Azov and Crimea.
Russia and Ukraine attack with drones
The Ukrainian side notes that the Russian ministry’s reports often contain numerous information that does not correspond to the facts, but if true, this would represent one of Ukraine’s largest drone attacks.
The Russians regularly carry out drone attacks. On Tuesday morning, the Ukrainian Air Force reported that it had destroyed 10 of the 17 Shahed-131/136 kamikaze drones during the night from Monday to Tuesday.
In addition, Russia had to carry out six attacks using S-300 anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, adapted to strike ground targets.
On Monday, Ukrainian military expert Oleksandr Kovalenko announced that the Russian side has started using Shahed-131/136 unmanned aerial vehicles to carry thermobaric payloads, the most powerful non-nuclear weapons.
Drones on the battlefield
The longer the war lasts, the more both sides use drones in their operations. Unmanned aerial vehicles have already become a permanent part of the battlefield. Advisor to the President of Ukraine Michał Podolak reported on Monday the intensification of the drone battle.
In his contribution on tactical changes for the winter period, he pointed out that Russia has placed more emphasis on the use of drones for combat purposes this year. “The winter will not be easy, given that Russia pays absolutely no attention to international law, conventions and rules of war and deliberately and indiscriminately attacks civilians, but the Ukrainians are prepared, taking into account the experiences of last winter,” wrote he, citing numerous attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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