Last night at about 2:00, residents of Kyiv Oblast reported an attack of “kamikaze drones.” The typical “moped engine” sounds of Iranian-made Shahed series drones and explosions were heard in the city of Bila Tserkva followed by fires. First, there were reports of three explosions, later some locals states that they heard six of them in total.
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“According to preliminary data, the city [of Bila Tserkva] was attacked by kamikaze drones. Because of this, there are fires at infrastructure facilities. There is one injured,” Kyiv Oblast Military Administration Head Oleksii Kuleba reported about 3 a.m.
This may be the first Russian attack on Ukraine’s north that involved the Shahed-136 or Shahed-131 drones launched from the Belarusian territory.
Iranian Shahed-136 drones in the war against Ukraine
Most of Russia’s attacks by Iranian drones on Ukrainian cities were carried out on the southern cities of Odesa and Mykolaiv.
The first Iranian Shahed-136 drone attack on Odesa happened on 23 September. Then, a civilian was killed.
Iran denies sending drones to Russia.