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War is so intense that government won't fully meet all front's needs - commander of Achilles brigade

1 December, 2023 Friday
12:36

Yuriy Fedorenko, commander of the Achilles unmanned aerial systems company in the 92nd separate assault brigade, emphasized the necessity for the Ukrainian people's support in supplying the front with drones

He said this during an interview on Espreso.

"Our unit relies significantly on support from public charities and donations by fellow Ukrainians for drones; we receive a modest portion of UAVs from the state, such as night bombers. About seven months ago, our equipment distribution was 20% from the state and 80% from volunteers and citizens. Currently, it's a more balanced 50/50 in our unit, with half the necessary equipment coming from the state and the other half from donations. While this balance may not be universal across all divisions, there's a positive trend in UAV development within the state, with successful examples being scaled up," explained Fedorenko.

Fedorenko highlighted that due to the extensive scale of the war, the Ukrainian state alone cannot fully meet the front's needs. 

"This implies that the support of the Ukrainian nation will continue to be crucial, particularly for UAVs. It's important for Ukrainians to understand that more intelligence enhances our ability to identify and eliminate the enemy approaching our front positions," stressed Fedorenko.


 

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