Iran- made” kamikaze drones” have bombarded a megacity near Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv, leaving one person injured, according to a indigenous governor.
Russian forces attacked Bila Tserkva– around 90 kilometres from Kyiv– with six drone strikes on Tuesday night, the Ukrainian politician wrote on Telegram.
The Kyiv region had largely been removed from fighting in recent weeks as Ukraine’s army stepped up its counterattack in the east and south.
Bila Tserkva, a megacity of around,000 people, was struck by Iranian- made Shahed- 136 drones, according to indigenous governor Oleksiy Kuleba.
The munitions have been dubbed” kamikaze” drones as they’re designed to be flown directly into adversary targets. Iran is reported to have vended hundreds of drones to Russia to support its war against Ukraine.
” At night, the adversary attacked Bila Tserkva with kamikaze drones of the Shahed- 136 type. A aggregate of 6 successes and explosions,” Kuleba wrote on Telegram.
” One person was injured. The structure was also damaged.
” presently, the liquidation of the consequences of shelling is ongoing. All the necessary services, 57 saviors and 15 units of exigency services are working on the spot, the fire is still being extinguished.
” I ask the residers not to ignore air warning signals and safety rules.”
Russia has decreasingly been using self-murder drones in recent weeks, posing a new challenge to Ukrainian defences.
Away in Ukraine, at least five civilians have been killed and eight others have been wounded by the rearmost Russian shelling, according to the presidential office.
In the Donetsk region, the Russian forces shelled eight municipalities and townlets. In Sviatohirsk, which was reclaimed by Ukrainian forces, a burial ground for civilians was set up and the bodies of four civilians were discovered, according to governor Pavlo Kyrylenko.