The Ukrainian Teenager Who Helped Taking Down A Russian Convoy With His Toy Drone

The Ukrainian Teenager Who Helped Taking Down A Russian Convoy With His Toy Drone
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A Ukrainian teenager named Andrii Pokrasa has been hailed as a “hero” after he helped his country’s military to destroy a Russian convoy. This 15-year-old teenager managed to spot a Russian convoy advancing on the capital of Ukraine with his drone after he was called for help because of the experience he has with drones.

Andrii Pokrasa
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After spotting a light of a Russian military convoy, he shared this information with the Ukrainian military who were able to take down the Russian convoy.

Yurii Kasjanov, the commander of the armed forces’ unmanned reconnaissance unit said that,

“He was the only one who was experienced with drones in that region, He’s a real hero, a hero of Ukrαine.”

The civil defense forces had to come to him and get the exact coordinates of the Russian convoy.

Mr. Pokrasa told global news that,

“They provided us information where approximately the Russiαn column could be. Our goal was to find the exact co-ordinates and provide the coordinates to the soldiers,”

“It was one of the biggest columns that was moving on the Zhytomyr road and we managed to find it because one of the trucks turned on its lights for a long time.”

“I gave them the co-ordinates and photos, and after that they targeted the location,”

Images taken from Pokrasa's drone
Images taken from Pokrasa’s drone

The findings of Mr. Pokrasa were sent to the territorial defense unit via social media and they were able to stop the Russian forces near Berezivka, which is a city situated around 40 km West of Kyiv.

The teenager described that the moment he discovered the Russian convoy was very very scary but he was determined to not let Russian forces succeed in invading his town.

Images taken from Pokrasa's drone
Images taken from Pokrasa’s drone

Consumer drones have been used widely during this Russian invasion of Ukraine to capture war crimes and troop movements. Taras Troiak, head of the Federation of Drone Owners of Ukrαine, told the Global News that,

“It’s a game-changer for the war”

 

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