Guardians of Kharkiv: Inside Ukraine's Drone Defenders - Meet the 'Peaky Blinders'

Published On Tue, 28 May 2024
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In the village of Lyptsi, Ukrainian forces seem to have halted Russia's unexpected offensive. Just weeks prior, Russian troops were swiftly advancing towards Kharkiv. However, with reinforcements arriving, Ukraine is gradually pushing back against the onslaught. One notable Ukrainian unit stationed on the frontlines has dubbed themselves the "Peaky Blinders," inspired by the popular TV series. Oleksandr, their leader, recalls that when the war broke out, they took to defending their streets in civilian attire with shotguns, reminiscent of scenes from the series. Employing inexpensive, mass-produced small drones, the group targets tanks, infantry groups, and individual soldiers with precision.
Disclaimer: This video is taken from BBC News.