I don't get one thing , how hard to paint the drones with black or dark grey non reflective color , so it won't glow at night when it near target and made it less susceptible to small arms fire
that 41 projectile shoot down look like Syria that always say Israel fired 10 projectile we hit 8 but two passed and hit their target . somebody tell these guys even if one pass and hit the target that is enough .
Zelenskyy says Russia used Shahed 'suicide drones' it got from Iran in its barrage of attacks on Ukrainian citiesMia Jankowicz
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A view of the scene after several explosions rocked the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv on October 10, 2022. Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
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- Ukraine said Russia used Iran-supplied drones in a blitz of attacks on cities on Monday.
- In a video address early Monday, Zelenskyy said the attack targeted citizens and infrastructure.
- Iran started sending drones to Russia in August. It's unclear exactly where they were deployed.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russia used Shahed drones from Iran in Monday's barrage across Kyiv and several Ukrainian cities and regions, as well as its own missiles.
In a video message, Zelenskyy urged Ukrainians to shelter and said the country was dealing with "terrorists" after strikes rocked the capital.
The wave of strikes also hit the cities of Lviv, Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhzhia, and other areas.
The target, Zelenskyy said, was twofold: Ukraine's energy network, and its civilians. Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal said that 11 critical infrastructure facilities had been damaged, leaving many places without power.
The exact number of people hurt is unclear, but as of Monday morning local time Kyiv police said that 5 were killed and 12 were wounded in Kyiv.
Zelenskyy made the address outside in Kyiv's government district, not far from where some of the missiles landed.
He said that the number of missiles used was in the "dozens." He did not give a figure for the drones.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that 75 projectiles were launched but only around 30 hit their targets after 41 were shot down. It also said drones were used, without giving specifics.
A screenshot from a video of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, uploaded October 10 2022, after multiple cities in Ukraine were attacked. President of Ukraine
It is unclear exactly how those weapons were deployed in each area and in what combination.
Images, and some unconfirmed videos from the scenes so far show blasts that appear more consistent with attacks from missiles, which can carry payloads far larger than those of the small Shahed drones.
The attacks prompted Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to call on the country's allies to provide air and missile defense systems.
Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko shared a video of a large crater in a children's playground. The scene was consistent with other footage published from around Kyiv's main university.
Iran has supplied Russia with several Shahed-series drones, colloquially known as "suicide" or "kamikaze" drones that have a payload of around 5-30 kg.
Light and quick, they are usually deployed in swarms to confuse air defense systems and act like a flying bomb that explodes on impact.
Russia has been deploying them on the battlefield, particularly in areas where Ukraine has an artillery advantage, as Insider reported.
On October 5, the head of Kyiv's military administration Oleksiy Kuleba said that Russia had also struck infrastructure in the city of Bila Tserkva, around 50 miles south of the capital, using Shahed drones. It was, at that moment, a rare attack beyond the war's front lines.
Russia first took delivery of Shahed drones, as well as the larger Mojaher-6, from Iran in August, as The Washington Post reported. According to the Post, the first shipment included Shahed-129 and Shahed-191 models.
The UK's Ministry of Defense first noted the use of the Shahed-136 in Ukraine in mid-September.
yeah but don’t you think it’s a waste of their firepower, again I don’t support the war in general, but they have Ukraine on the offensive in in the east and they’re just using much of their cruise missiles and drones for revenge attacks, they could have used it to blunt Ukraines offensive, their cruise missiles and Iranian drones aren’t unlimited everything costs money and takes time replenishthat 41 projectile shoot down look like Syria that always say Israel fired 10 projectile we hit 8 but two passed and hit their target . somebody tell these guys even if one pass and hit the target that is enough .
depend on target , from strategic point of view if you can knock down electricity network , communication network , rail roads and such , those cruise missiles are spent well.ok
yeah but don’t you think it’s a waste of their firepower, again I don’t support the war in general, but they have Ukraine on the offensive in in the east and they’re just using much of their cruise missiles and drones for revenge attacks, they could have used it to blunt Ukraines offensive, their cruise missiles and Iranian drones aren’t unlimited everything costs money and takes time replenish