Downed Orlan-10 UAV: ​​water bottle instead of a real fuel tank

KYIV ($1=29.35 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — A photo showing a downed Russian unmanned aerial vehicle, which has a manually added water bottle instead of a real fuel tank, has been circulating on social media. The photo was published on June 3, but it is not clear when and where the Russian drone was shot down.

Downed Orlan-10 UAV: ​​water bottle instead of a real fuel tank
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The photo also does not confirm the truth of what was shown. It is quite possible that the photo was manipulated and the water bottle was added to the downed drone to enhance the effect of the propaganda. has repeatedly informed us about oddities or completely possible things during the war in Ukraine. The Russian tank, which for minutes bombarded a Ukrainian apartment building as if the driver were playing, soldiers drinking on a tank tower before being hit by loitering ammunition, handmade and welded anti-drone armor on Russian tanks stuck in the mud, wooden armor on the radiators of heavy trucks supplying the front with fuel, Western missiles that never exploded, or Czech grenade launchers that spot in front of a Russian armored personnel carrier.

Therefore, it is quite possible [but it may be a manipulation] that the Russian drone was refueled in water bottles. From a pure engineering point of view: this model has been proven to work.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.

On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.

On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.

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Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.


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