A change in tactics as Russians use Balloons in new wave of attacks on Ukraine

Images of a deflated balloon tied to a reflector have appeared on social media in Ukraine

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Russian balloons over Kyiv in new wave of attacks
  • Ukraine’s army has said Russia fired 36 cruise missiles on Thursday, a day after six apparently radar-reflecting balloons were spotted over Kyiv.
  • The missiles fired from land and sea killed a woman and hit critical infrastructure, officials said.
  • Ukraine noted there had been a change in Russian tactics, in an apparent reference to the balloons above Kyiv.
  • Most of the balloons were shot down, Kyiv’s military said, adding that they were being propelled by wind power.
  • Balloons with reflectors have also been spotted over the eastern region of Dnipropetrovsk in recent days.
  • “These objects could carry radar reflectors and certain reconnaissance equipment,” said air force spokesman Yurii Ihnat. “The balloons were launched to detect and exhaust our air defense forces.”
  • And earlier this week, Romania scrambled fighter jets when an object resembling a weather balloon was spotted at a height of around 11,000 ft (3,350m). Moldova briefly closed its air space because of the unidentified object.
  • By “soaking up” as much of that missile defense as possible, the balloons would then allow Russia’s fighters, bombers, cruise missiles and attack drones to strike Ukrainian targets relatively unimpeded.

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