Russia launches a wave of “kamikaze” drones at the capital of Ukraine.


Updated at Oct. 17, 2022, 9:09 PM UTC from Oct. 17, 2022, 5:21 AM UTC
By Dennis Romero, Yuliya Talmazan, and Anastasiia Parafeniuk

UKRAINE: KYIV Russia launched a devastating barrage of “kamikaze” drones at the Ukrainian capital on Monday in a fresh assault that ignited apartments as soldiers fired into the sky.

Just a week after the Kremlin’s forces launched a devastating bombardment against civilian and infrastructure targets all throughout the Ukraine, the drones frightened Kyiv while carrying explosives and emitting their unmistakable buzz.

Ukraine claimed that Iranian-made drones were used in the strikes, which it has accused Moscow of using more frequently as it runs out of precise missiles. Ukraine again renewed its request to its Western partners for aerial defensive assistance.

According to a senior defense official, Iran did appear to be the source of the drones that Russia used to launch attacks inside Ukraine, and according to U.S. intelligence, Iran has given Russia hundreds of unmanned aircraft capable of detonating on impact.

Following a string of battlefield losses that have eroded his military’s hold on the areas Moscow claims to have annexed as well as the Kremlin’s control over domestic sentiment, Russian President