Ukraine's 'army of drones' are bombarding Putin's forces, hitting a record 205 pieces of Russian military equipment last week, official says

  • Ukraine's "army of drones" is bombarding Russia on the battlefield, a Ukrainian official says.

  • He said Ukrainian drones hit a record 205 pieces of Russian military equipment last week.

  • "Russians keep losing their equipment," said Ukraine's minister for digital transformation.

Ukraine's "army of drones" is pummeling Russian President Vladimir Putin's forces on the battlefield, a Ukrainian government official says.

From September 18 to Monday, Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles hit a record 205 pieces of Russian military equipment as the war against Russia's invasion rages on, Ukraine's Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, said.

"Our soldiers keep moving forward & Russians keep losing their equipment," Fedorov said in a tweet on Monday.

Data shared by Fedorov indicated Ukraine's drone fleet destroyed 64 Russian cannons, 27 tanks, 55 trucks, and 38 armored combat vehicles last week alone.

 

Ukrainian drones also struck 68 Russian troops, the data suggests.

"Powerful results. More to come," Fedorov added.

As Russia's 19-month-long full-scale invasion of Ukraine grinds on, Kyiv is hoping its counteroffensive will reclaim Russian-occupied territory in the east and south of the Eastern European country.

Ukraine launched its counteroffensive in June, though progress has been slow.

Fedorov said Ukraine was dedicated to building a cutting-edge "army of drones," the Associated Press reported Monday, the outlet adding that Ukraine had already trained more than 10,000 new drone pilots this year.

Fedorov said in the report: "A new stage of the war will soon begin."

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