Ukraine Utilizes Small Drones in Offensive Against Russia Amidst Ammo Depletion

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As tensions rise on the Ukrainian frontlines, a striking report unveils a drastic disparity in artillery capabilities between Russian forces and Ukraine’s military. 

For every five Russian artillery salvos, Ukraine can only retaliate with one or two, prompting a shift toward innovative defense strategies, notably the use of First Person View (FPV) drones to thwart attacks.

In light of a limited supply of shells, Ukraine has responded by resorting to the acquisition of First Person View (FPV) drones obtained from various commercial suppliers.

Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov emphasized the increasing reliance on these remotely controlled drones, acknowledging their vital role in offsetting the scarcity of ammunition. However, he cautioned that drones couldn’t entirely substitute for artillery. 

The article points out that these explosive-wielding drones when guided toward their targets, exhibit greater accuracy than artillery yet deal much less damage. They can never completely replace the destructive capability of conventional artillery systems, no matter how precise they are.

Ukraine’s Adaptive Tactics and Weaknesses

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As tensions rise on the Ukrainian frontlines, a striking report unveils a drastic disparity in artillery capabilities between Russian forces and Ukraine’s military.

Acknowledging Ukraine’s adaptability to overcome battlefield hurdles due to equipment shortages, the Institute for the Study of War, based in Washington, DC, highlighted the ongoing struggle faced by Ukrainian forces in fully compensating for these deficiencies.

The geopolitical arena further complicates Ukraine’s predicament as US aid faces resistance from House Republicans, citing the prioritization of funds for domestic border security. 

Simultaneously, an aid package from the European Union is stalling due to Hungarian opposition.

This dire situation has emerged amidst a stalemate between Russian and Ukrainian forces, stretching across a front line from eastern to southern Ukraine. Despite Ukraine’s failed counteroffensive last year, attempts to halt Russia’s advancement are impeded by manpower and equipment shortages.

Shalanda Young, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, expressed concern during a White House briefing, emphasizing the crucial role of aid in supporting Ukraine’s war effort and ensuring the provision of essential government services. 

Highlighting the broader implications, Young underscored the global message sent by the United States’ stance on this matter.

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