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A drone was destroyed by air defense forces, the command said. Two others hit military infrastructure, triggering a large-scale fire and ammunition detonation. The firefighting and rescue operation at the scene of the attack continues. According to information available at the time, there were no casualties.
An evacuation of the civilian population in the area near the ammunition depot was launched.
This is the second such attack in two days: On September 25, the Russians attacked Odessa, hitting an administrative building in the city center three times with kamikaze drones provided by Iran.
The Russians also attacked Odessa with suicide drones from the sea on September 23, killing one civilian. An enemy drone was shot down by air defense forces over the sea.
Shahed drones in service with the Russians: what do we know about Russia’s purchase of Iranian drones?
Media reported in late August, citing Western intelligence officials, that Russia had procured hundreds of Iranian combat drones.
According to CNN, Russia has officially purchased and transferred the Mohajer-6 and Shahed series drones – the Shahed-129 and Shahed-191.
Read also: Military expert on Iranian Shahed-136 drones in service with Russia
On August 31, the White House officially confirmed reports of Russia’s purchase of Iranian drones. In early September, the United States imposed sanctions on an Iranian company it accused of coordinating military flights to transport Iranian drones to Russia and on three other companies it said were involved in the production of Iranian drones. .
Tehran has strenuously denied providing Moscow with any military assistance.
Ukrainian forces shot down an Iranian Shahed-136 munition for the first time in the town of Kupyansk, Kharkiv Oblast on 13 September.
Shared-136 drones were then used to attack Odessa and Dnipro, six of which were shot down on 23 September.
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Ukraine recently withdrew the Iranian ambassador’s accreditation and imposed a significant reduction in staff at the Iranian embassy in Kyiv, with Iran supplying Russia with drones for use in the war in Ukraine.
The first reports that Iran may be supplying Russia with suicide drones emerged more than a month ago. Since the start of the full-scale invasion of Russia more than seven months ago, Ukraine has been begging its allies to provide it with a sufficient number of modern air defense systems.
However, only a small number of such systems have so far been provided.
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