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How A Ukrainian Woman Used Pickled Tomatoes To Take Down A Drone

This article that involves an ongoing news story was written on March 8, 2022. The facts of the story are accurate as of that date.


The conflict in Ukraine has created fear and uncertainty, yet there are moments of bravery shown among its people. One Ukrainian woman showed the world how a jar of pickled tomatoes can take down a Russian drone.

Elena was sitting in her home in Kyiv when she heard a drone flying nearby. She quickly reached under her chair for a jar of pickled plum tomatoes and threw it, knocking the broken drone from the air.

This pickled incident with the Russian drone has made Elena quite popular. Tomatoes have trended on Twitter for a few days, and netizens dubbed Elena and her pickled tomatoes heroes.

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