Kyiv (Ukraine): According to Ukrainian media outlet The Kyiv Independent, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed on Wednesday that Russia has employed approximately 400 Iranian drones against Ukraine’s civilian population amid the intensification of the conflict between Moscow and Kiev.
400 Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones
A total of 400 Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones, according to the president of Ukraine, were allegedly deployed in a number of explosions that attacked civilians in Kyiv. According to Zelenskyy, “Russia has employed roughly 400 Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones against Ukraine’s civilian population.”
⚡️Zelensky: Russia has used nearly 400 kamikaze drones against Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Oct. 26 that Russia has so far used nearly 400 Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones against Ukraine’s civilian population.
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 26, 2022
On October 17, Russia had earlier launched a vicious strike on Ukraine using 43 drones. The Kyiv Independent alleged that 28 drones were utilised by Moscow’s military to assault Kyiv that day, resulting in the deaths of five persons.
The conduct has drawn significant condemnation from throughout the world 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.
After a truck recently exploded on the Crimea road bridge, setting seven fuel tanks of a train travelling to the Crimean Peninsula on fire, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has further intensified. The explosion, which also caused two of the road bridge’s spans to partially collapse, claimed the lives of three persons.
Four years after Moscow occupied Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin officially opened the Crimean Bridge in 2018. It was 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, is made up of 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.