Ukrainian Army Uses ‘Terminator Drones’ To ‘Scare Russians Away’

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Igor Novikov, a former adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said Ukrainian troops were pursuing Russian forces with commercial drones disguised to look like machines from the “Terminator” movie series. Above, a robot is pictured outside the premiere of ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ in Los Angeles, California June 30, 2003.
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A former adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the Ukrainian military is using “Terminator drones” to trick Russian soldiers into believing they are being chased by “Skynet”.

Zelensky’s former aide Igor Novikov shared what he called a “healing story” with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace after discussing Russian attacks on civilians in Ukraine on Thursday. interview on Deadline: White House. Novikov said Ukrainian troops were pursuing the Russians using commercial drones disguised to look like equipment from the fictional Skynet, the powerful, self-aware artificial intelligence network trying to eradicate humans in Arnold Schwarzenegger. terminator film series.

“This smart and creative solution that our soldiers came up with to not waste ammunition, to not waste artillery shells [is] …take a commercial drone, with a camera, and camouflage it to look like something of the worst terminator movie,” Novikov said. “So it looks incredibly scary. Then they fly this drone around where the Russian soldiers are.”

“What would you do if you were a Russian soldier and saw something that belongs to Skynet? ” He continued. “You run. Where do you run? You run to your mum. Because you don’t have your mum, you run to your base. And that way they lead us to their bases and no camouflage works against that, and then our artillery just fires on the base… And we don’t waste any shells.”

In addition to disguised commercial drones, which would not be able to launch attacks on their own despite their threatening appearance, Ukrainian forces also use armed military drones capable of real attacks against Russian troops and military equipment.

Last month, the Ukrainian military released a video of one of its Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat drones destroying equipment brought by the invading Russian army. On Wednesday, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the United States had sent 100 Switchblade tactical drones to Europe for use by the Ukrainian military.

A viral video shared on social networks by terminator Last month, the Schwarzenegger star featured the actor telling Russian soldiers “the truth” about the war, claiming their government lied to them. Schwarzenegger also appealed directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin, urging him to end the war.

Schwarzenegger’s video was reportedly poorly received by Russian state media, prompting at least one reference to the terminator series. In an opinion piece published by the tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda Last month, Russian powerlifting champion Maryana Naumova complained that Schwarzenegger had decided to “side with Skynet”.

“Do you remember how, in the second part of the Terminator, your hero travels back in time to prevent the creation of Skynet, which would result in the death of all mankind?” Naumova wrote, according to to The Daily Beast. “Russia’s special military operation is not aimed at destroying the Ukrainian people.”

“He is targeting the neo-Nazi Skynet, which over the years has completely subjugated Ukraine and was on the verge of turning into an out-of-control monster, dangerous to all of its neighbors, not just us,” she continued. “Don’t side with Skynet, Terminator.”

Newsweek contacted the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC, for comment.

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