Ukrainian Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov announced, on Wednesday, his country’s intention to develop combat marches in 2023.
The minister said, in an exclusive interview with the Associated Press, that his country will receive, at the beginning of next year, “new models of combat drones with the ability to shoot down other drones in the air.”
He added, “I can say that the situation with regard to the marches will change radically in February or March” of next year.
Fedorov indicated that his country “bought about 1,400 drones to carry out reconnaissance work,” noting that “the next stage includes obtaining combat drones,” according to the agency.
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He explained that the combat drones include “explosive marches and others capable of flying for a distance of between three and ten kilometers, and hitting targets.”
Fedorov said that the fighter parades will be developed “within Ukraine”, without giving further details.
Earlier, a Ukrainian official announced that Russia launched 127 Iranian-made “Shahid” drones to attack Ukraine last November and this December.
Since February 24, Russia has launched a military attack in its neighbor Ukraine, prompting capitals, led by Washington, to impose severe economic sanctions on Moscow.