A Chinese civilian armed drone was destroyed by Ukrainian soldiers.
Whether she likes it or not, Chinese is increasingly establishing itself as a major player in the conflict. Since last February, Beijing has been urging Ukraine and Russia to hold peace talks. It was recently revealed that the People’s Republic had supplied Moscow with assault rifles and other equipment that could be used for military purposes, including drone parts.
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A drone for commercial use converted into a weapon of war
Or, CNN reports thata Chinese-made drone used by Russia was shot down by the Ukrainian army last weekend. Zelensky’s soldiers told the US media that they shot down the plane by firing at it with AK-47 assault rifles.
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According to the television channel, it was a Move-5. The use of this Chinese-made drone is commercial, but the Russian military is said to have converted it into a small bomber with an explosive of about 20 kilograms.
Mugin Limited, manufacturer of the Mugin-5, has been notified of this incident CNN that it was indeed his drone. But the company says it has stopped selling products to Russia and Kiev since sales began war in Ukraine.
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