A convoy tracked by a drone
15 years helping to attack the Russian association
09/06/2022, 12:22 PM
At the beginning of the Russian attack on Ukraine, Moscow units are moving towards Kyiv. With the help of a 15-year-old, the defenders are able to stop a military column west of the capital. The young man tracks the unit with his drone and transmits information.
According to a media report, a young Ukrainian helped wreck a convoy of Russian military vehicles in the Kyiv region in the early days of the Russian invasion. Like a Canadian news site world news Reportedly, the young man traced the Kremlin’s connection to his private drone in late February and gave the coordinates to Ukrainian forces who responded with gunfire.
“I was afraid. But I did not want Russian soldiers to invade my city,” Andrey Bokrasa, 15, told the portal. The Ukrainian army approached him because they needed accurate GPS data for their artillery. With neighbors fearful that the drone might be a target of Russian attacks, Bokrassa and his father launched a reconnaissance mission after dark from a nearby field.
“It was one of the biggest poles moving on Zhytomyr Street and we were able to locate it because one of the trucks had its headlights on,” Pokrasa said. Then his father sent the information to the armed forces via an app, stopping the Russian advance near the town of Berezivka, about 40 kilometers from Kyiv. “He was the only person who had experience with drones in this region,” Army Chief Yuri Kasyanov told Global News. “He is a real hero, a hero of Ukraine.”
After the assignment, Pokrasa continued to assist in reconnaissance of Russian military movements. The teenager has now fled to Poland with his mother, where he will return to school to complete the ninth grade. The successful attack causes mixed feelings in Pokrasa. “I was so glad I could help,” he said. “But there were also people in these vehicles. They were occupiers, but they were still people.”