Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russia’s reported use of “laser weapons” in its invasion of his country is a sign of their failure, APA reports citing BBC.
It follows a claim by a Russian official that the technology – capable of taking down drones – was being “widely deployed” on the battlefield.
The Russians are searching for a “wunder-waffe” Zelenskyy mockingly claimed. It was a reference to the hunt for a wonder weapon that would turn the tide of World War Two while the Nazis were losing on the battlefield.
Zelenskyy spoke just hours after the Russian deputy prime minister in charge of military development claimed secret laser technology was already in use in Ukraine. Yuri Borisov said the systems were capable of taking down drones three miles away and blinding satellites.