June 04, 2024

With all eyes on Kharkiv, Russian troops take one Donbas village after another

Source: Kyiv Independent

Journalist: Asami Terajima

FPV drones account for about 90% of the injuries over the past half a year, according to medic Oleksii, with the 130th Territorial Defense Brigade deployed near Chasiv Yar. Oleksii said that FPV drones can be deadlier than artillery because they are more precise and can directly strike the target.

There is "a lot more activity assembling drones" on the Russian side, but who holds the advantage also ultimately comes down to the number of pilots and their skills, said Samuel Bendett, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security think tank.

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  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the ...