- Sputnik International, 1920, 25.02.2022
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022 Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.

Russian Strike Hit Foreign Specialists at Ukrainian Military Drone Factory in Nikolayev

© Sputnik / Ivan Rodionov / Go to the mediabankLaunch of drones of the Russian Armed Forces in the Nikolaevo-Krivoy Rog direction
Launch of drones of the Russian Armed Forces in the Nikolaevo-Krivoy Rog direction - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.02.2024
During the special military operation, both sides of the conflict have increasingly relied on the use of drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), due to their versatility and effectiveness in various military operations. Drones are used for a variety of purposes, including reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, and strikes.
Russian strikes on the night of February 8 in Nikolayev hit the Ekvator factory, where drones for the Ukrainian Armed Forces were being produced, Sergey Lebedev, coordinator of the Nikolayev resistance movement, told Sputnik, citing data from his comrades in the city itself, who passed on relevant photo and video footage.

"On the night of February 8, there were a number of attacks on military facilities in the city of Nikolayev. One of them came to the center of the city, on the factory Ekvator. The video shows an explosion in the factory shop," Lebedev said.

According to him, Ekvator was struck with three Russian drones: the first one hit a workshop where Ukrainian UAVs were being produced, while the second hit the factory's dormitory building, where Ukrainian militants and foreign specialists who helped assemble and customize the drones were located.

"The third explosion was the most powerful, hitting the central, inner part of the factory. According to our data, there were jeeps with military license plates and military equipment," Lebedev said.

Russian operators of UAVs and FPV drones eliminate Ukrainian manpower and armored vehicles in the south of the DPR - Sputnik International, 1920, 01.02.2024
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
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Lebedev noted that after the attack on the factory, residents of Nikolayev reported that the district was cordoned off by police.
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