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Ukraine says there are UFOs all over the country

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The skies of Kyiv are teeming with unidentified flying objects (UFOs), according to a new report from the Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Of course, since Russia and Ukraine have been locked in a months-long war that relies heavily on planes and drones, it’s likely that many of these so-called UFOs are military tools that seem too fleeting to identify, a US intelligence agency said. The US has speculated.

Posted in the preprints database arXiv, the report, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, outlines recent steps Ukrainian astronomers have taken to monitor fast-moving, low-visibility objects in the daytime sky over Kyiv and surrounding villages. Using specially calibrated cameras at two weather stations in Kyiv and Vinarivka, a town about 75 miles (120 kilometers) to the south, astronomers observed dozens of objects “that cannot be scientifically identified as known natural phenomena,” the report says.

Government agencies tend to refer to these objects as UAPs, short for “unidentified aerial phenomena.”

“We observed a significant number of objects whose nature is unclear,” the team wrote. “We see them everywhere.”

The researchers divided their UAP observations into two categories: “cosmic” and “ghosts.” According to the report, cosmics are luminous objects that are brighter than the background sky. These objects are designated by bird names, such as “swift,” “hawk” and “eagle,” and have been observed flying singly and in “squadrons,” the team wrote.

Ghosts, by contrast, are dark objects, usually appearing “completely black,” as if absorbing all light that falls on them, the team added. Comparing observations from the two participating observatories, the researchers estimated that the ghosts are 10 to 40 feet (3 to 12 meters) wide and can travel at speeds of up to 33,000 mph (53,000 km/h). For comparison, an ICBM can reach speeds of up to 15,000 mph (24,000 km/h), according to The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.

The researchers did not speculate on what these UFOs could be. Rather, his article focuses on the methods and calculations used to detect the objects. However, according to a 2021 report by the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), it is likely that at least some UAPs are “technologies implemented by China, Russia, another nation, or a non-governmental entity.”

Given the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began in February 2022, it is reasonable to suspect that some UAPs described in the new report may be linked to foreign surveillance or military technologies.

According to the ODNI report, other possible explanations for UAP include “airborne disorder” such as birds and balloons; atmospheric phenomena, such as ice crystals; or classified government projects. Neither the US nor the Ukrainian reports raise the possibility of extraterrestrial visitors.

The US government has openly renewed its interest in UAP investigations since 2017, when several Videos taken by US Navy aircraft. media filtering. The now-infamous videos showed unidentified aircraft moving in seemingly impossible ways, with no explanation.

The government later declassified the footage and recently revealed that more military footage of UAP encounters exists, though the Department of Defense (DOD) will not release it due to “national security concerns.” Earlier this year, Congress approved funding for the DOD to open a new office focused exclusively on UFO sighting reporting management by the US military. The authors of the new Ukrainian UAP report added that the country’s National Academy of Sciences is interested in contributing to this ongoing research.

Originally published on Live Science.

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