We had to drive for a while and go to the lowest.
The heights of kyiv give way to fields and then to the banks of the Dnieper.
Two military vehicles park - a simple SUV and a jeep mounted with a Stinger missile launcher.
The commander of the mobile unit of the 1129th anti-aircraft regiment, Dmitri*, comes out of the SUV followed by his men.
Here we are in one of our combat positions,
" he explains.
What matters in a combat position is its location: away from civilian dwellings and near a passageway for Russian drones.
So, always below, because the
fly closer to the ground in order to avoid our radars.
Dmitri seems to be commenting on some random road traffic: “
The river is an artery that drones go up to kyiv.
Highways too, especially given their low speed, around 180 km/h, drones can be confused by radar with traffic.”
An air alarm goes off.
The men clear the Stinger missile launcher…
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