Thursday, April 18, 2024

Drone footage unveils ‘road of death’ in Ukraine

Ukrainian Soldiers have released drone footage showcasing what they refer to as the “road of death” near Novomikhailivka in the Donetsk region.

The footage depicts a stretch of country road where approximately 23 Russian armored vehicles and tanks were destroyed, who participated in what Ukrainian forces describe as “meat assaults” on Ukrainian positions.

According to reports, Russian forces launched attacks from the east of Novomykhailivka in December, shifted south in January, and returned to the east in February.


The majority of enemy vehicles were neutralized by FPV drones, which Ukrainian forces have resorted to using due to critical shortages of promised artillery ammunition from Western countries.

Russian tactics have increasingly relied on large-scale infantry assaults, or “human-wave attacks,” aimed at overwhelming Ukrainian positions. This strategy underscores Russia’s willingness to engage in high-risk frontal assaults in an attempt to gain tactical advantages.

The drone footage provides a sobering glimpse into the harsh realities of the ongoing fighting in Ukraine.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more