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Ukraine claims Russia Used Around 400 Iranian ‘Kamikaze’ Drones For Attacks

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Ukraine claims Russia Used Around 400 Iranian 'Kamikaze' Drones For Attacks

During the escalation of hostilities between Moscow and Kiev, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated on Wednesday that Russia had employed approximately 400 Iranian drones against Ukrainian civilians, according to The Kyiv Independent.

A total of 400 Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones, according to the president of Ukraine, were allegedly deployed in several explosions that attacked civilians in Kyiv.

According to President Zelensky, “Russia has launched roughly 400 Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones on civilians in Ukraine.”

On October 17, Russia launched a vicious strike on Ukraine using 43 drones. The Kyiv Independent alleged that Moscow’s military utilized 28 drones to assault Kyiv that day, resulting in the deaths of five persons.

The conduct has drawn significant condemnation worldwide as relations between Tehran and Moscow continue to strengthen, and Iran continues to deny selling weapons to Russia.

The “Kamikaze” drones that earlier on October 17 rocked Ukraine’s capital city Kyiv caused damage to several residential buildings. Kyiv then claimed Moscow had used drones supplied by Iran in recent strikes against major Ukrainian cities and pleaded with Western nations to increase their support in the face of the new threat.

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After a truck recently exploded on the Crimea road bridge, setting seven fuel tanks of a train traveling to the Crimean Peninsula on fire, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine intensified.

The explosion, which also partially caused two of the road bridge’s spans to collapse, claimed three persons’ lives.

Four years after Moscow occupied Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin officially opened the Crimean Bridge in 2018. It built to connect the peninsula to Russia’s transportation system.

The 19-kilometer bridge, which spans the Kerch Strait and links Crimea with Russia’s mainland, comprises portions for cars and trains. In 2020, it was completely functional.

The bridge, which has two parallel lanes for cars and trains, may be available to trains by 8 p.m. Moscow time (1700 GMT) on Saturday, according to earlier statements from the transport ministry.

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