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How Ukraine Followed the ISIS Playbook

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
From The Center
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When Constantine Kalynovskyi served with the Ukrainian Armed Forces during Russian President Vladimir Putin's initial invasion of Ukraine in 2014, the combat veteran's unit lacked equipment that has drastically changed how audiences consume war reporting in today's full-scale invasion—surveillance drones.

Nine years on, Ukrainian combatants are using commercial drones and GoPro cameras to record their battlefield victories, uploading videos that capture with precision the destruction of enemy tanks, sniper kills, and grenade explosions.

Ukrainian battalions such as the White Wolves are filming footage for social media consumption from a bird's-eye...

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