An unusual incident in eastern Ukraine: a Ukrainian flag attached to balloons caused Russian soldiers to reveal their positions. This event occurred when Ukrainian troops sent the flag high into the sky in the controlled city of Avdiivka. According to Vitalii Barabash, head of the Avdiivka city military administration, this was to commemorate the 245th anniversary of the city’s founding.
The flag eventually drifted over the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk. Barabash reported that Russian soldiers attempted to shoot down the flag, which resulted in them revealing their firing positions. He was quoted by Business Insider as saying that the Ukrainian 110th Brigade subsequently attempted to attack the Russian troops. However, details and the success of this possible counterattack remained unclear. Business Insider mentioned that the Ukrainian Defense Ministry was not immediately available for comment.
Flag launch great success for Ukrainian troops
Barabash considered the flag launch a great success: “The Ukrainian flag flew over Donetsk for several hours.” He also received messages from residents of the occupied territory who expressed their hope for liberation. Images of the flag flying over Donetsk were shared by the Telegram channel “Typical Donetsk,” according to Business Insider.
In summary, this event highlights the ongoing tensions in eastern Ukraine and how unusual tactics can lead to unforeseen results.