inside ukraines drone attacks on russia

As Ukraine’s counteroffensive grinds on, it’s increasingly turning to a secret drone program that is hitting targets deep inside Russian territory. At least three different Ukrainian-made drones have been used in attacks inside Russia, including on Moscow, according to an analysis by The New York Times.

Christiaan Triebert, a journalist on The Times’s Visual Investigations team, explains the origins of that program. We also speak to Serhiy Prytula, a former Ukrainian television host who is now a key force behind it.

Christiaan Triebert, a journalist on The New York Times’s Visual Investigations team.

The windows are missing from a floor in a skyskraper and the beams are bent. In the opening, three men are standing near the edge.
Investigators examining a damaged skyscraper in the “Moscow City” business district after a reported drone attack in July.Associated Press
  • Officials in Ukraine rarely discuss attacks on targets inside Russia, including Moscow. But video evidence shows an increasing effort to launch long-range strikes inside the country.

  • Moscow said Ukraine used drones to strike Novorossiysk, a Black Sea naval and shipping hub, and a port in occupied Crimea.

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Christiaan Triebert contributed reporting.

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