Ukraine in talks on possible assistance against kamikaze drones, says Interior Ministry

17 October 2022, 06:43 PM
Denys Monastyrsky (

Denys Monastyrsky (

Ukraine is in talks on possible assistance on protecting itself against kamikaze drones, the state-owned Ukrinform news agency reported on Oct. 17, citing Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrsky.

“We are asking countries to provide assistance for us to safeguard ourselves against drones,” he said.

According to him, the negotiations are already underway, making sure that the assistance is provided not only to Kyiv, but to all cities that are under attack by Iranian-made drones Russia uses in war against Ukraine.

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Monastyrsky also urged firearm owners not to try to shoot down kamikaze drones on their own.

On Oct. 17, Russia attacked Kyiv with kamikaze drones. After a first attack, a fire broke out in a non-residential building, and several residential buildings were damaged.

After 8:00 a.m., the city’s Shevchenkivsky district was rocked by new strikes. Kamikaze drones hit a residential building causing an explosion. At least three people were killed and four more were injured in the attack.

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