VIDEO What else are Russian soldiers stealing from Ukraine? Russian Army Orlan-10 drone

Investigative journalists from the Mediazona website conducted a large-scale investigation into the stolen goods of Russian soldiers in Ukraine, with a video showing them sending home an Orlan-10 drone from the Russian army.

Drona Orlan was abducted by Russian soldiersPhoto: video recording

The independent Russian website Mediasona, which operates abroad, reported that since the launch of the “special military operation” on February 24, Russian troops have sent home packages weighing more than 60 tons.

Russian investigative journalists analyzed data on more than 18 million packages sent through 46 offices of the CDEK courier company in 13 cities on the Russian-Ukrainian’s Russian-Belarusian border, revealing a sharp increase in the number of packages sent from those places after the outbreak. of war.

The largest increase in the weight of suspicious packages in border cities was registered on April 4, in the context of the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ki-Chernovtsy region announced on March 29 by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The Russian captain sent home an Orlan drone

Video footage obtained by investigative journalists from the offices of courier companies shows a Russian officer, most likely a captain, dragging a heavy box with him to the CDEK office in Valuyk on April 29.

Two employees of the courier company came out to see what people were wearing in uniform this time. The soldier opened the container. There was a drone similar to the Orlan-10.

After a short argument, the employees went to the delivery order, the drone was weighed and measured. Meanwhile, other visitors entered the office without hindrance. After playing with the device for five minutes, the captain took the drone box with other Russian soldiers to the room where the packages are being prepared.

Mediazona reporters included some of the interaction in a collection of goods brought by the Russian military to the courier company’s office to be sent home.

What are Orlan-10 drones?

The Orlan-10 drone is a type of drone developed by the Special Technologies Center of the Russian Armed Forces in St. Petersburg. Drones are usually used in groups of two or three for surveillance missions at altitudes of 1000-1500 meters.

Since 2010, about 1,000 such drones in various configurations have been built and used in Syria, Libya, and Nagorno-Karabakh. The drones weigh about 15 kg, are launched by a catapult, and land by means of a parachute system, which operates automatically.

Orlan-10 drones can reach speeds of up to 150 km / h, have a range of about 140 km, but can fly up to 600 km. The drones can reach an altitude of 5,000 meters and have a range of about 16 hours.

Such a drone crashed on March 14 in one of the villages of Bistrita Nassaud in Romania. Then, a man from Dumitra community informed the police that he had found a small, unmanned aircraft near the house.

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