Ukrainian authorities report night attack by Shahed kamikaze drones. According to the country’s General Staff, 11 out of 14 drones launched by the Russian military were shot down.
An air alert was announced in Kyiv, Kiev, Chernihiv, Poltava, Zhytomyr, Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions of Ukraine, follows from the data of services that track such alerts, as well as reports from the authorities of regional administrations.
Explosions sounded in Kyiv and Khmelnitsky.
The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, in his telegram channel announced the work of air defense in the Boryspil and Brovarsky districts of the Kyiv region.
The Kiev regional military administration reported that it had detected enemy facilities in the region.
The head of the Chernihiv OVA, Vyacheslav Chaus, confirmed that kamikaze drones attacked Ukraine from the north, and also reported on the successful work of air defense.
The Sever operational command reported the destruction of three kamikaze drones in the Chernihiv region.
Air raid alerts in Ukraine have been announced regularly since mid-October. Kyiv accuses Moscow of using Iranian Shahed-136 drones in attacks on civilian and energy facilities. The Russian side officially denies these accusations. However, in October, a representative of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation let slip about the use of Iranian weapons during a live broadcast on the RBC TV channel. Later, Iran admitted that it supplied Russia with drones.
According to CNN, Iran has likely modified the combat drones that the country supplies to Russia so that they can cause maximum damage to infrastructure in Ukraine. Presumably, small metal fragments were added to the warhead of the drone, which, when exploded, scatter over a long distance.
Earlier, The Wall Street Journal, citing its sources, wrote that Russia and Iran plan to launch on Russian territory an enterprise for the production of Iranian-made drones, similar to those that the Russian army uses in attacks on Ukraine.
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