Ukrainian volunteers have developed a mobile app that allows civilians to report Russian drones and missiles, the British Guardian reports. The app relies on a phone’s GPS and compass. The user just needs to point the device in the direction of the incoming object and press a single button to send a location report to the country’s military.

Gennady Suldin, one of the makers of the project, is quoted as saying that the goal of the ePPO app (stands for electronic anti-aircraft defense) is to get “the entire population” to recognize incoming attacks. Hundreds of Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones were reportedly launched into cities and infrastructure in Ukraine last month. As the portal “” reports, on October 22, the first drone previously detected by the app was shot down.

Detecting the Shahed-136 drones is a challenge for conventional radar because their initial trajectory is often low. As they close in on their targets, they increase in height before plummeting into the ground to horrifying effect, the report said.

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According to information from the British Ministry of Defense, Ukraine is increasingly successful in fending off Iranian combat drones deployed by Russia. The ministry cites official sources, including President Zelensky, who state that up to 85 percent of attacks are intercepted with kamikaze drones. The information cannot be checked independently

Together with the “Ask the State” portal, Jan Böhmermann has published the NSU files of the Hessian Office for the Protection of the Constitution, which have so far been kept under lock and key. The state wanted to keep the investigative report secret until 2134.

Jürgen Döschner has been working for WDR for 38 years. But it’s not enough work for the WDR veteran – he’s suing his broadcaster. Döschner’s lawyer sees the rejection of topics as a “de facto ban on working”.

The state of Baden-Württemberg is tipping the obligation to wear masks in nursing homes on its own initiative. Health Minister Manne Lucha (Greens) told the German Press Agency in Stuttgart that the facilities were informed of this change by letter on Friday.

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