Six suicide drones destroyed overnight on approach to Kyiv

2 November 2022, 11:55 AM
Wreckage of an Iranian-made kamikaze drone used by Russia (Photo:Vitalii Hnidyi/Reuters)

Wreckage of an Iranian-made kamikaze drone used by Russia (Photo:Vitalii Hnidyi/Reuters)

Ukrainian air defense forces shot down six Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones on the night of Nov. 2, Kyiv City Military Administration reported on Telegram. 

The UAVs were destroyed in Kyiv Oblast as they approached the capital.

"At night, fighter aircraft of air defense units and units that directly defend objects on the outskirts of the capital destroyed six Shaheds," the message reads.

In total, 12 out of 13 kamikaze drones were shot down in Ukraine overnight. The Ukrainian Air Force clarified that the attack drones were destroyed in the eastern and central regions of Ukraine, but did not say in which specific oblasts.

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On the night of Nov. 1, the Russian military struck Poltava Oblast with four suicide drones.

On the night of Nov. 2, it was reported that Shaheds were moving toward Poltava Oblast from Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Later they were spotted over Kremenchuk.

Since early October, the Russian military has been attacking Ukrainian cities with Iranian-made kamikaze drones. According to intelligence, in November Iran plans to supply Russia with more than 200 combat drones.

CNN wrote that Tehran also intends to supply the Kremlin regime with 1,000 short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles for the war against Ukraine.

At the same time, the Iranian authorities – despite their being ample evidence of Iran’s military cooperation with Moscow – continue to deny supplying weapons to Russia.

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