Russia’s invasion of Ukraine moves toward ‘war of drones’ as winter looms

By Marc Champion

02 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

At this point, the war in Ukraine is being fought as intensely behind the front lines as on them. For Russia, that means using long-range missiles while Ukraine deploys drones and truck bombs.

President Vladimir Putin's swift and severe response to an attack on his Black Sea fleet reflects a war that is increasingly marked by a duel between long range Russian missiles and Ukraine's innovative array of drones and truck bombs.

Putin on Monday made clear why he was suspending Russia's involvement in a deal that for three months had allowed much-needed Ukrainian grain to be shipped to global markets: He wants to secure the Russian Navy's ships after an attack by air and sea drones.

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