According to Ukrainian sources, 11 people were killed in rocket attacks on the Russian city of Zaporizhia. Russia uses anti-aircraft missiles and Iran uses drones.
According to Ukrainian sources, the death toll has risen to at least 11 after Russian rocket attacks on homes in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia. Ukraine’s rescue service announced on Friday that 21 people had been rescued from the rubble of the multi-storey building.
The governor of Zaporizhia, Olexander Starukh, wrote to Telegram that the attack on residential buildings was not accidental, but targeted.
Ukraine reports damage to more than 40 homes
According to him, S-300 anti-aircraft missiles were used. Staruch said on Friday that Russia also used Iranian Shahed-136 drones for the first time in the conflict there.
They damaged two infrastructure buildings. More than 40 homes were damaged in two attacks on Thursday, according to local authorities. According to reports, Russia has converted the S-300 systems, originally designed as defensive weapons, into missiles for ground attacks due to the lack of other more suitable weapons.
Ukraine: shot down 20 UAVs
The Zaporozhye region is one of four Ukrainian territories that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Wednesday to annex in violation of international law. There is also the Ukrainian nuclear power plant Zaporizhia, the largest in Europe, which is also occupied by Russia. regional capital
Zaporizhia is under Ukrainian control.
The Ukrainian military said it shot down more than 20 Russian drones in 24 hours. Most of these are Shahed-136 kamikaze drones built in Iran and loaded with explosives to hit their targets, the military said on Friday.
Russia is said to be using Iran’s “Kamikaze drones”.
According to military experts from the Institute for War Studies in Washington, Russia has recently been using simpler and cheaper Iranian drones.
Zaporizhia’s governor, Olexander Starukh, also reported two such drone attacks on Friday. Most of these are Shahed-136 kamikaze drones built in Iran and loaded with explosives to hit their targets, the military said on Friday.
According to the Institute for War Studies, these weapons should not fundamentally change the tide of war. The Ukrainian army announced on Friday the mobilization of 500 criminals released on the other side, among other things, to reinforce the Russians in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, where they had recently lost ground. These units are managed by the police.
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