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Ukraine posts video of UAV hammering Russian tank: “Successful combat work”
The video comes amid reports of an uptick in Russian casualties.
By Ellie Cook On 2/13/23 at 4:46 AM EST
Iran-supplied drones were modified to fit Putin’s war needs, report finds
Damien Spleeters, the deputy director of operations at Conflict Armament Research, told Newsweek that the research shows the drones were “built for purpose.”
By Matthew Impelli On 2/9/23 at 3:17 PM EST
How the West can help thwart Russia’s drone assault
There is a point where Shahed drone assaults on Ukraine could become “crippling” for Kyiv’s forces, Newsweek has been told.
By Ellie Cook On 2/8/23 at 6:40 AM EST
Video shows Ukrainian drone demolish Russian vehicle in dive-bomb
The attack was reportedly carried out after reconnaissance found a cluster of armored vehicles and troops.
By Thomas Kika On 2/7/23 at 4:19 PM EST
Drone explodes less than 100 miles from Moscow as fear of strikes grows
Some reports allege that Ukraine fired the drone, though no official claims have been made by government officials.
By Nick Mordowanec On 2/6/23 at 12:04 PM EST
Russia to swarm Ukraine’s air defenses with fresh batch of Iranian drones
The Shahed-131 and -136 drones are also “psychological weapons,” the Pentagon has previously said.
By Ellie Cook On 2/6/23 at 11:01 AM EST
Iran and Russia’s relationship since start of Ukraine war: Full timeline
Western nations believe that Iran has supplied Russia with drones to use in its war against Ukraine.
By Zoe Strozewski On 1/31/23 at 3:06 PM EST
Iran’s Shahed-136 drones compared to Israel’s quadcopters
A drone attack targeted an Iranian military facility in Isfahan on Saturday. The Iranian Defense Ministry said the strike was “unsuccessful.”
By Zoe Strozewski On 1/31/23 at 11:48 AM EST
Confronting Drone Threats: Why New Technology Requires Action
If the FBI thinks drones are a threat, why doesn’t congress?
By Mary-Lou Smulders On 1/31/23 at 9:00 AM EST
Iran drone attack: What we know about weapons factory explosion
Videos on social media on Sunday show a massive explosion at the facility, which was reportedly used to manufacture weapons.
By Khaleda Rahman On 1/29/23 at 10:56 AM EST
Video shows Wagner soldiers attacked by dive-bombing drone: Researcher
The Russian Defense Ministry and paramilitary Wagner Group last week claimed victory in Soledar, Ukraine, where the strike occurred.
By Nick Mordowanec On 1/18/23 at 1:20 PM EST
Video shows drone dive bomb entrenched Russian soldiers: Ukraine
A translation of the text accompanying the video said Ukrainian special forces “created hell” for Russian soldiers fighting near Bakhmut.
By Anna Skinner On 1/17/23 at 12:53 PM EST
Russia desperate for Iran, North Korea help with missiles, drones: U.S.
Reports indicate that Moscow is reaching out to sympathetic foreign nations to bolster supply of key weapons systems used in Ukraine.
By David Brennan On 1/17/23 at 5:16 AM EST
Ukraine testing weapons with range longer than Biden willing to provide
“If Washington decides to supply longer-range missiles to Kyiv, then it will be crossing a red line,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in September.
By Matthew Impelli On 1/13/23 at 3:27 PM EST
Russian forces rapidly running out of Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones—ISW
Shahed drones have been reported in strikes against Ukraine’s critical infrastructure and across many of the country’s major cities, including Kyiv.
By Ellie Cook On 1/8/23 at 5:15 AM EST
Russia says it shot down a UFO
The governor of the southern Russian region of Rostov said that a small object was shot down on Tuesday.
By Brendan Cole On 1/5/23 at 11:36 AM EST
Russia deploying units to Crimea as Ukraine eyes Black Sea peninsula—Kyiv
“Ukraine will strike Russian positions throughout the occupied territory,” said a Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesperson after blasts at a Crimean airfield.
By Isabel van Brugen On 1/4/23 at 8:24 AM EST
Ukraine shoots down nearly 90 Iranian-made drones in two days: Zelensky
“Instead of New Year’s fireworks. Russia launched 45 Iranian-made kamikaze drones at Ukraine throughout New Year’s Eve,” said Ukraine’s Defense Ministry.
By Fatma Khaled On 1/2/23 at 5:31 PM EST
Remains of Iranian drone found in Kyiv with ‘Happy New Year’ message—Police
Andrii Nebytov, head of the Kyiv regional police, said the fragments were found in an area where children regularly play.
By Khaleda Rahman On 1/1/23 at 7:34 AM EST
Shahed-136: The Iranian drones aiding Russia’s assault on Ukraine
The low-tech, low-cost drones have brought terror to Ukrainian cities as air defense teams try to adapt to the threat.
By David Brennan On 12/30/22 at 9:40 AM EST
Ukraine downs flood of Iranian drones, Kyiv residents urged to shelter—ISW
Russia has used the “kamikaze” drones extensively since October to target Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
By Isabel van Brugen On 12/30/22 at 4:55 AM EST
Putin’s army in “very big trouble” heading into 2023: Retired U.S. major
“I think it’s clear that Putin is not going to let his own intentions go. He doesn’t care how many Russian soldiers will die,” John Spencer said.
By Nick Mordowanec On 12/29/22 at 11:36 AM EST
U.S. colonel training Zelensky forces accuses soldiers of war “atrocities”
In a recent interview, the head of a training group helping Ukraine said not all Ukrainian soldiers are following the rules of combat.
By Jon Jackson On 12/27/22 at 1:49 PM EST
South Korea scrambles fighter planes, helicopters over “flock of birds”
North Korea sent five drones into South Korean airspace on Monday in what one official called a “clear act of provocation.”
By Darragh Roche On 12/27/22 at 6:39 AM EST
Russian anxiety has doubled as Putin’s war causes stress, study suggests
Research has found the war in Ukraine is now the top social media concern in 70 out of Russia’s 85 regions, and is in the top three concerns in 83 of them.
By James Bickerton On 12/26/22 at 10:27 AM EST
Kremlin can’t stop Ukraine’s mounting strikes deep in Russia: Ex-Commander
“These are the consequences of what Russia is doing on our land,” said Yuriy Ignat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force.
By Nick Mordowanec On 12/26/22 at 10:26 AM EST
South Korean warplane crashes after takeoff as North “violates” air space
Incursions by North Korean drones into South Korea follow the launch of two short-range ballistic missiles by Pyongyang on December 23.
By James Bickerton On 12/26/22 at 7:26 AM EST
Russian airbase hit by explosion as Moscow blames Ukraine for drone strike
Three people were killed by a Ukrainian drone attack on Russia’s Engels-2 air base on Monday morning.
By James Bickerton On 12/26/22 at 6:11 AM EST
Robot Wars: How technology is shaping Ukraine conflict
“I think we’re experiencing the first cyber AI war,” said David Cipoletta from Pison, which is supplying Ukraine with wearable wrist bands that control drones.
By Brendan Cole On 12/23/22 at 3:00 AM EST
Russian TV pundit warns colleagues not to “laugh” at Ukraine’s capabilities
The TV host said Ukraine could implement more drone attacks in the near future, but this time, the strikes could occur on major Russian cities, he said.
By Jon Jackson On 12/22/22 at 10:46 AM EST