War crimes weapons Iranian self-destructing drones resume attack on Ukraine after 3 weeks

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The Russian military has resumed attacks on Ukrainian cities with Iranian-made self-destruct drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) for killing people in three weeks, and this is because Russia has managed to convert the drones for use in winter, a found a ‘analyses.

In an analysis of the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine on the 7th (local time), the US military think tank “War Research Institute” (ISW) said that Yuri Ikhnat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force command, and Natalia Humenyuk, spokeswoman for the Southern Command of Ukraine, analyzed the situation on the 7th (local time), citing remarks from the same day (7), she said:

Spokesman Ihnath said the reason Russia stopped using Iranian-made drones to attack Ukrainian cities was likely because the drones could form ice as the weather got colder.

“Even in the cold, these drones (modified Iranian drones) can fly, so you also need to be prepared for that,” he said via Ukrainian military media.

A Russian military spokesman has resumed the use of Iranian-made drones, apparently with the intention of draining the Ukrainian air force’s response capability.

ISW, citing both Russian and Ukrainian sources, said that on the 6th the Russian army launched Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones in the Ukrainian provinces of Kiev, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Zhitomir and Zaporizhzhia. On .

The ISW said the Russian military may have modified the drones so they can be used in cold weather, and they are likely to ramp up their use of drones to attack Ukraine’s critical infrastructure in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, there have been reports that the Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones are made of materials vulnerable to freezing and malfunction in cold Ukrainian or Russian winters.

Prior to this, ISW reported in its November 1 situation analysis that the Russian military’s dependence on Iranian weapons is growing as the Russian military’s stockpiles of high-precision weapons have run out.

According to a report by the state news agency of Ukraine (UNA), on the night of the 7th of this month, Russia attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region with eight drones and the Ukrainian military shot down all of them.

Information from the initial investigation indicated that these drones were all of the Shahed-136 type.

Prior to this, on the 6th, the Ukrainian army shot down 17 enemy drones, of which 14 were of the Shahed-136 type, one was a Russian-developed “Orlan-10” UAV, and an investigation was underway for the remaining 2 . Is in progress.

According to an announcement by the Ukrainian Air Force in late October, the number of Shahed-136 drones destroyed by Ukrainian forces has so far exceeded 300.

Since September, Russia has attacked with Iranian-made missiles and drones to destroy infrastructure such as power plants across Ukraine.

The destruction of civilian infrastructure and the killing of civilians are condemned by the international community as war crimes.

In recent years, Ukraine has been known to counter such attacks, targeting mainland Russia far from the front lines with drones.

According to Newsweek, an American news magazine, Russian authorities believe that the drone attacks on Engels-2 air base in the Saratov region and Diagilevo air base near Ryazan on the 5th were carried out by the Ukrainian military.

Among these, the Engels-2 base is located 720 km from the front and operates about 30 strategic nuclear bombers, and has also been used for cruise missile strikes against Ukraine.

At least three Russian soldiers were reportedly killed in an attack on the Diaghilev base, 480 kilometers from the border.

Politico, an American political media outlet, reported observations by experts that the Ukrainian military had attacked a Russian military base by remodeling a “Tupolev Tu-141 Stris” reconnaissance drone that had been used since the former Soviet Union.

However, the Ukrainian side has neither confirmed nor denied that the attacks on Russian military bases were carried out by them.

On the 6th a fire broke out due to a drone attack on a military airport in Kursk, Russia, on the border with Russia.

Also on the 8th, the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea shot down a drone believed to have been flown by Ukraine in the port of Sevastopol.

/yunhap news

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