As Ukraine’s forces keep battling Russia, some civilians are playing a pivotal role in repelling the enemy. Consumer drones in particular have become a crucial tool in the Ukraine war. Hundreds of civilian drone operators have been documenting everything from Russian troop movements to evidence of war crimes. Their images are posted online or shared with Ukrainian authorities, leaving the Russian invasion force nowhere to hide—all because of commercial technology that even kids can operate. In a Global News exclusive, Jeff Semple introduces you to a 15-year-old drone pilot getting credit for helping to spot and destroy a row of Russian military vehicles.
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