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Ukraine's drone hunters scramble to destroy Russia's Iranian-built fleet

By Michael E. Miller and Anastacia Galouchka

28 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

The Washington Post has a gripping on-the-ground report on the drone war taking place in the skies over Ukraine on a nightly basis, making the country a “testing ground for a new type of terror.”

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine - The pickup truck bounced along a rutted dirt track until it came to a stop on a sandy knoll. It was almost midnight. A half-moon revealed waves lapping at a small beach as four Ukrainian soldiers - drone hunters - stepped out of the truck and waited for the sound.

Boom. A powerful explosion echoed over the city of Mykolaiv - signaling another Russian air attack was underway. Then came another rumble and sirens blared.

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