Russia used Iran’s ‘kamikaze drones’ to attack Bila Tserkva

October 5,2022 1254
Russia used Iran’s ‘kamikaze drones’ to attack Bila Tserkva

One person was hurt as Iran-made “kamikaze drones” bombarded Bila Tserkva, a city of around 200,000 people, 90 km to the south of Kyiv.

“Kyiv region. Last night, the enemy attacked Bila Tserkva with Shahed-136 type kamikaze drones. A total of six strikes and explosions. One person was injured. The infrastructure was also damaged,” Oleksiy Kuleba, the head of Kyiv Oblast Military Administration, wrote on his Telegram channel.

According to Euronews, “the weapons have been dubbed ‘kamikaze’ drones as they are designed to be flown directly into enemy targets. Iran is reported to have sold hundreds of drones to Russia to support its war against Ukraine.”

In context, the Guardian wrote on Sep. 29 that “despite Tehran’s denials, there has been mounting evidence of its role in supplying weapons. The issue was first flagged up in August when Jake Sullivan, the US national security adviser, disclosed that Russian defense officials had been in Iran seeking to purchase drones, with the US earlier this month issuing sanctions against an Iranian airline believed to be involved in moving drones to Russia.”

Photo: Kyiv Oblast Police via Suspilne