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The Ukrainian region of Kyiv was hit by Iranian-made kamikaze planes

The Ukrainian region of Kyiv was hit by Iranian-made kamikaze planes

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) – An area of ​​Ukraine’s capital was bombed by Iranian-made kamikaze drones early Thursday morning, officials said, sending rescue workers to the scene as residents woke up to sirens for the fourth consecutive morning after the Russian attack. Great. across the country earlier this week.

The governor of the Kyiv region, Oleksiy Kuleba, said the strike took place in the area around the capital. It is not yet clear if there were any injuries.

Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Kirilo Tymoshenko said on Telegram that “critical infrastructure facilities” in the region were bombed, without providing any details about any of them.

In the southern city of Mykolaiv, night bombing destroyed a five-storey apartment building as fighting continued along the southern front of Ukraine.

An 11-year-old boy was rescued from the rubble, who spent six hours, and rescuers were searching Thursday morning for seven other people, Kim said.

He said the building was hit by an S-300 missile that is normally used to target military aircraft, but that the Russians appear to be using them increasingly for inaccurate ground strikes.

Early morning attacks on the southern front of Ukraine became a daily occurrence in the Russian war Meanwhile, Kyiv’s forces launch a counter-offensive aimed at regaining the lands occupied by Moscow.

Attacks on Kyiv became rare before the capital was hit at least four times during Monday’s massive strikes, which killed at least 19 people and injured more than 100 across the country.

Western leaders vowed this week to send more weapons To Ukraine, including air defense systems and weapons that Kyiv said were necessary to defeat the invading Russian forces.

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Britain said on Thursday it would provide missiles for NASAM’s advanced anti-aircraft systems that the Pentagon plans to send to Ukraine in the coming weeks. It is also sending hundreds of additional drones to gather information and logistical support, as well as 18 other howitzers.

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said that “these weapons will help Ukraine defend its airspace from attacks and strengthen its comprehensive missile defense along with the US NASAMS.”

The systems, which Kyiv has long wanted, will provide medium to long-range defense against missile attacks.

The offer comes as NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels, aiming to help bolster Ukraine’s air defenses after Monday’s large-scale Russian offensive.

Ukraine’s military said this week that its current air defenses have shot down dozens of Russian missiles and Shahid-136 drones, the so-called kamikaze aircraft that have played an increasingly deadly role in the war.


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