Even if people aren’t particularly skilled at flying their own drones, they’re still being urged to bring them in so that expert drone operators can utilize them for surveillance during this critical period.
“Do you own a drone? Give it to experienced pilots to use!” the Facebook post says.
“Do you know how to drive a drone? Join the joint patrol with units 112 of the separate brigade of the city of Kyiv!” the post continues.
This week, as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he wanted to “denazify” and demilitarize Ukraine, the country was invaded on a flimsy pretext.
Putin’s ultimate objective in Ukraine is still unknown, but the Biden administration issued a statement on Thursday warning that Russia may seek additional territory.
The post by the Ukraine Ministry of Defense said on Facebook, “Kiev is our home, defending it is a common task #STOPRUSSIA. You and your drone need Kyiv in this fierce moment!”
It continues to say that drone pilots need to specify:
1) the area of the city where it is more convenient;
2) experience in piloting;
3) type of drone (if any);
4) the number of batteries;
5) whether he served in the army and when;
6) contact details
The request for drones to monitor the Russian army was first reported by Gizmodo.
Photo credit: Wiebe de Jager
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