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Decoy mannequins with weapons photographed in Kharkiv, as Ukraine say it has forced Russian troops into retreat

Added 05-14-22 07:14:01am EST - “Mannequins dressed as soldiers have been pictured in Kharkiv amid reports Ukraine's advances have successfully forced Russian troops to retreat.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Decoy mannequins with weapons photographed in Kharkiv, as Ukraine say it has forced Russian troops into retreat”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Decoy mannequins dressed as soldiers have been seen in Kharkiv, days after Ukraine appeared to have pushed Russian forces out of the city.

The mannequins, armed with fake weapons, were pictured in positions near a road in the north of the city on Friday.

Since the beginning of Russia's invasion, reports have emerged of Ukrainian forces using decoy soldiers to confuse attacking Russian forces.

Along with the mannequins seen in Kharkiv, scarecrow-style decoy soldiers were also previously seen in other parts of the country.

Justin Crump, a military strategist, previously told The Times of London that decoy troops were "mostly effective against helicopters and aircraft."

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