Kyiv Oblast under serious drone attack, says governor
Kyiv Oblast was attacked by two waves of kamikaze drones on Oct. 17. (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)
Kyiv Oblast was attacked by two waves of kamikaze drones on Oct. 17, although there was no serious destruction, the head of Kyiv Oblast’s military administration, Oleksiy Kuleba, said on Ukrainian national television.
"An air raid alert in Kyiv Oblast began at 6.30 a.m., but the air defense system was working,” he said.
“Its work was effective, though I cannot elaborate on this. There are no hits or destruction in our oblast. The situation is calm and stable.”
A series of explosions rung out in the capital city of Kyiv on the morning of Oct. 17. Mayor Vitaliy Klychko confirmed four hits in the city’s central Shevchenko district. The attacks were the result of Iranian-made Shahed-136 suicide drones, At least one of which struck a critical infrastructure facility, while another hit a high-rise residential building.
During the night and on the morning of Oct. 17, the Russian military targeted Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (Dnipro City switched to rolling blackouts to preserve power), as well as Sumy Oblast and the cities of Odesa and Zaporizhzhia.
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