order of Ukrainian military air force said on Facebook that four Iranian ‘Shahed-136’ drones were ‘downed at once’ in the area of mikolaif by medium-range surface-to-air missiles on Thursday.
Southern Operations Command (OCS) The Ukrainian president said at least five of Iran’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were used in Russian airstrikes and caused damage, but were destroyed in the region on Thursday, although no one was injured. .
“The enemy continues aerial reconnaissance. drone We will also launch airstrikes using Iranian kamikaze drones of the Shahed-136 type,” the OCS said in a Facebook post.
“This is how the infrastructure of the Ochakov port was attacked again. Of the two attacking drones, one was shot down by our forces, the other hit a tugboat in the port. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and there were no casualties.”
“Another kamikaze drone ‘Shahed-136’ attacks Kryvyi Rih‘, continued the publication. “The fire was quickly extinguished as a result of striking a two-story non-residential building. There were no casualties.”
Ukraine said a Russian reconnaissance drone was also destroyed in Mykolaiv. Multiple howitzers, tanks and armored vehicles were also reportedly destroyed, and Ukraine claims to have killed at least 27 of her Russian soldiers. Newsweek has not independently verified Ukraine’s claims.
In addition to the drone strikes, Thursday’s Russian offensive reportedly included a significant number of rocket and artillery strikes. Russia is said to have “terrorized” the Nikopol district with rocket attacks, killing Ukrainian civilians and destroying schools, museums and homes.
OCS warned Ukrainian residents to avoid ‘panic’ He urged them to heed the government’s warnings and remain vigilant for the possibility of new airstrikes, including further kamikaze drone attacks.
“Don’t panic, but be aware of the situation,” OCS said. “The enemy continues to cause terror with missiles, increase artillery fire, and launch kamikaze drones. ”
Ukraine also reported the destruction of a Shahed-136 drone near the front lines in the Kharkiv region this month. british ministry of defense He said Russia has been forced to use weapons from countries such as Iran and North Korea as its own supplies are dwindling.
The Iranian-made drone is believed to be technically superior to the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat drone used by the Ukrainian military, carrying a payload of over 500 pounds while carrying about It can fly 1,100 miles longer.
Iran used to Shahed-136 Drone Or any other weapon to Russia. However, according to the Associated Press, the head of the country’s Revolutionary Guard later boasted that he had armed the world’s great powers.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a news conference on Aug. 30 that Iran had sent drones Shahed-136 and Mohajer-6 to Russia, and that the UAVs “will be transferred to Russia in the next few days in August.” He said.