Skip to comments.Surrender to a Drone? Ukraine Is Urging Russian Soldiers to Do Just That.
Posted on 12/21/2022 4:36:26 AM PST by Timber Rattler
Tens of thousands of drones have been employed across Ukraine to kill the enemy, spy on its formations and guide bombs to their targets. But this month the Ukrainian military began a program to use drones in a more unusual role: to guide Russian soldiers who want to surrender.
The program had its genesis in late November, when the Ukrainian military released footage of a Russian soldier throwing his weapon to the ground, raising his hands and nervously following a path set out by a drone overhead, leading him to soldiers from the Ukrainian army’s 54th Mechanized Brigade.
A few weeks later, the Ukrainian General Staff released an instructional video explaining how Russian soldiers can surrender to a Ukrainian drone, and it is now part of a wide-ranging effort by Ukraine to persuade Russian soldiers to give up. The program, called “I want to live,” includes a phone hotline, a website and a Telegram channel all dedicated to communicating to Russian soldiers and their families.
It’s too early to know whether the drone effort will lure Russian deserters in any meaningful numbers. But it adds another avenue for Ukraine to recruit Russian deserters, this one with a distinctly modern twist to the age-old tactic of informational warfare. And if nothing else, it may further the erosion of Russian morale on the battlefield.
Russian defeats have already provided an opening for Ukraine to exploit that low morale, especially in the months after the Kremlin’s September mobilization, which has sent thousands of new recruits into fierce battles with little training and scant supplies.
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And what, Comrade Travis?
I’m pretty sure this dude is Ray Epps.
A contract employee for sure. Nice gig, work from home, etc.
The problem is that after the surrender and all, at some point, they will be exchanged for Ukrainian POWs.
And we know how that ends for the repatriated, hapless, Russian POWs: firing squad, or sledge hammer to the head.
What a blessing for us, to have an A/P show up to turn on the gas light from the JEH Building or whatever snake pit.
Geez, another piece transposing the terms Russian and Ukrainian.
As if Russians don’t know what Ukes do to captured troops.
But recently TG featured a video of surrender leaflets being showered on UKA troops by Russian…drones
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Not even close, Comrade Travis. I'm just a natural-born American citizen and small business owner who lives in flyover country and knows World War II-scale evil when I see it.
It's unfortunate that you do not.
Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for December 21, 2022:
- Pentagon admits Russia is gaining ground in Bakhmut; - Zelensky visit to Bakhmut mirrors similar visit to Lysychansk before it fell to Russian forces;
- Western media admits Russia has Ukraine outgunned 6 to 1 in Bakhmut;
- Claims that Russian losses are as significant as catastrophic toll Ukraine is suffering in Bakhmut does not reflect reality if Russia outguns Ukraine significantly;
- Bakhmut is a significant transportation hub and a crucial fortified position along one of Ukraine's last major defensive lines in the east;
- The fall of Bakhmut may lead to a similar breakthrough like Popasna;
- Russian forces appear interested in destroying Ukraine's military at Bakhmut more than taking the city itself;
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