Summary: Media propaganda celebrates success but hides civil victims of Russian air attacks through war-robots (six “Plattform-M“, four “Argo“ – tanks). Mr. Putin plays to the gallery in these “realtime training sessions“, which cost Russia little but which killed 70 enemy combatants. The Syrian war-zone is a showcase for the modern weapons of multiple factions, but the effectiveness of hightech-armour is less clear.
Author: Stefan Scholl, Salzburger Nachrichten
Original Title: Russlands Medien feiern Kampfroboter in Syrien
Language of Article: German
Publishing date: 2016, January 27