Russia attacked Kyiv with Shahed kamikaze drones on the night of May 8. The Ukrainian armed forces reported that they shot down all 35 of the 35 drones. The drones were launched from the Seshcha airfield in the Bryansk region.
It is reported that in different areas of Kyiv, as a result of falling debris, there is destruction. Five people were injured. This was announced by the head of the Kiev city military administration Sergei Popko. The tank with diesel fuel and, according to preliminary data, the high-pressure gas pipe were damaged.
Also on the night of May 8, Russian armed forces attacked the Odessa region with Kh-22 missiles fired from Tu-22m3 long-range bombers. It is reported that eight launches were carried out from the area of Cape Tarkhankut in the Russian-annexed Crimea. According to the Ukrainian military, the missiles hit the warehouse of one of the food enterprises and the recreational area on the Black Sea coast.
On May 4, Russia attacked Kiev and Odessa with kamikaze drones. Then it was reported that the air defense of the Ukrainian capital shot down all the drones. In Odessa, 12 out of 15 drones were destroyed. The rest hit the dormitories of one of the educational institutions of the city, resulting in a fire. No casualties were reported.
- In mid-September last year, the Ukrainian armed forces for the first time announced that they had shot down an Iranian drone over the Kharkiv region. According to them, it was a Shahed-136 long-range kamikaze drone. At the same time, photos of the drone were published with the inscription on its remaining part “M214 Geranium-2”. Since then, Ukraine has regularly reported downed Iranian drones.
- Then Iran and Russia denied the supply of drones for the Russian army. In November, Tehran acknowledged the supply of drones to Russia – “a small number of them even before the start of the war in Ukraine.” The intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense claims that it has evidence that the propeller of at least one drone was manufactured after the start of the Russian invasion.
Source : Радио Свобода