When night fell, Pokrasa launched his drone quickly and quietly from a field near his home in the general direction of the enemy. In a stroke of luck, one of the trucks had its headlights on and Pokrasa was able to use its light to locate the Russian column and take aerial photos to pinpoint their precise coordinates. Pokrasa and his father sent this information to the Ukrainian army, which was able to use it to intercept the vehicles before they reached Kyiv.
Pokrasa and his father have since performed further aerial reconnaissance missions using a bigger drone with a longer range supplied by the Ukrainian army. Asked if he was scared, Pokrasa said, “Yes, I am scared, but I can’t do it any other way.”