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Ukrαine Boost: British Volunteers Arrive To Help Build Lethal Drones To Annihilate Russiα

Ukrαine boost: British volunteers arrive to help build lethal drones to annihilate Russiα.

BRITISH volunteers of Ukrαiniαn heritage have returned to their country to help build hundreds of Valkyrie drones designed to provide vital intelligence on Russiαn military advances.

The news comes as multiple Western governments have rallied together to provide Ukrαine with huge numbers of weαpσns to defend itself against Russiαn forces. Britain has been a key contributor to the cause having supplied vital anti-tank missiles amongst of host of other equipment.

The Valkyrie drones are being developed by volunteers comprised of around 1,000 people.

Aside from the drone, the group is also developing artillery targeting applications as well as supplying the Ukrαiniαn army with the technology from Britain.

One of the volunteers, Alex Shevchenko speaking of the move to Ukrαine from Britain – where he had arrived 20 years ago to study law – said: “In the UK we could see the Russiαns were preparing to invade, but in Ukrαine, they didn’t believe it.

The drone is built by Ukrαiniαn volunteers who travelled from britain

“I couldn’t sit still, I knew I had to help.”

Mr Shevchenko also spoke of how he was unable to help on the military front due to a lack of fighting experience.

He said: “I could have joined the Azov battalion, but I didn’t have any military experience.

100’s of drones have been made by the group

“I decided I would be of more help at Army SOS.”

The group was formed following the Russiαn invasion of Crimea in 2014 and is a crowdfunded organisation designed to assist Ukrαiniαn forces in the defence of its country.

Mr Shevchenko was a founding member of the UK branch of the volunteers.

The drones are produced by avia systems and include crowdfunding finances

The group began to manufacture Valkyrie reconnaissance UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), built from electronic components bought in Britain.

Costing about £10,000, the 3.5kg drones can fly 150km in good conditions and are used to spot Russiαn targets and adjust fire with lethal effect.

An advisor to President Volodymyr Zelensky, Aleksy Arestovich said: “According to the old methods, to destroy a platoon stronghold with 120mm howitzers, you needed 60 to 90 shots.

Numerous nations have delivered howitzer cannons to Ukrαine

“With corrected shooting, you need nine.

“This saves time for the artillery so that they are not found, detected or suppressed.”

In March, Mr Shevchenko began flying drone missions for Ukrαiniαn artillery in the battles for Kyiv, Zhytomyr and Kharkiv regions.

His team learned how effective drone support can be when they were hit by the Russiαns themselves.

Speaking to The Times, he said of the operation: “We managed to destroy around ten targets, some heavy artillery.

“Then we came under fire, our unit was hit and some were wounded.

“A Russiαn Orlan-10 drone was coordinating fire on us, the artillery unit we were working with was destroyed and a lot of shells came our way as well.

“We had to stay low and disperse.

“We took about 45 minutes of heavy shelling — that was pretty scary.”

Slovakia has provided Ukrαine with twelve Mig-29 fighter jets

The Valkyrie is only one of the ingenious tech solutions Army SOS has developed to bring the Ukrαiniαn army into the modern era.

Mr Shevchenko estimates that two of their applications — Army SOS Map and Kropiva, which means stinging nettle — are now used by about 95 percent of Ukrαiniαn army units.

In unison with the drones, the West has sent a series of extra Howitzer cannons to Ukrαine.

Recently, Germany confirmed the delivery of seven units, whilst the Dutch has promised five.

France has also provided Ukrαine with a series of similar equipment.

As the conflict escalates in the Donbas region, Slovakia has promised the delivery of twelve MiG 29 fighter jets to protect the skies above the area, and attack Russiαn ground advances in the process.