DONBAS, Ukraine – Ukrainians are fighting smarter, using technology like tiny drones that can destroy hundreds of tanks. Their strategy is paying off. Russian forces have pulled back in the face of a fierce counterattack that’s retaken crucial areas of the Kharkiv region.
Ukraine’s success is due in part to military aid sent by the West and technology given by private donors.
Ukrainians hope their military’s counteroffensive in the East could signal a turning point in the war. The ongoing operation has been so successful that the Ukrainian army has retaken more ground in five days than the Russians captured the past five months.
forces, because our commanders from the president to every commander in the battlefield are so devoted to the victory.”
The city of Kharkiv has undergone daily artillery attacks for months. This city of a million people is now relatively empty, and those who stayed behind live in constant fear of death from a Russian missile.
Now, nearby villages feel hopeful as Ukrainian troops push the invaders out.
Up until now, Russia has held a huge advantage in tanks and artillery. But the Ukrainians have figured out how to turn off-the-shelf technology into a force multiplier, making a commercial drone nearly equal to a Russian tank in combat power.
Ukrainian Airborne Trooper Oleksandyr said, “One of our soldiers, with the technology, is stronger than maybe 10 or 20 soldiers from Russia.”
If you were unfamiliar with warfare you might say there is heavy fighting going on in this area where we are in a place called Pisky, in the southern part of Donetsk province. And though artillery barrages were nearly constant for the several hours CBN News was in the area, it doesn’t necessarily qualify as a pitched battle.
That’s because the Russians are just firing artillery pretty much all day long, all night long. They have a near-limitless supply of that. But they aren’t really making any gains and that’s because the Ukrainians are fighting smarter. And in so doing, they can hold off the Russians, even though the Russians outnumber them about 50 to one.