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.

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Author: Stefan Scholl, Salzburger Nachrichten

Original Title: Russlands Medien feiern Kampfroboter in Syrien

Language of Article: German

Publishing date: 2016, January 27