Ukraine, wave of drone attacks in the east and south of the country

The first in the Nikolaev region, while the others focused on Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro. Kharkiv and Poltava also affected

A new wave of Russian drone strikes hit regions in the east and south of the country last night, Ukraine’s military said. The first of the four drones headed for the Nikolaev region, while the others aimed at Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro, according to the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN. Several clusters of these devices were later sighted heading towards Kharkiv and Poltava: many were shot down by Ukrainian forces, according to UNIAN. According to Russian authorities, these devices are Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze drones, claims Tehran denies.

Earlier this week, the head of the Iranian military, Mohamad Hosein Baqeri, branded allegations that he had allegedly sent drones to Russia to be used in the war against Ukraine as “psychological warfare”. Baqeri called the allegations a sign of “global arrogance” and said they were part of “psychological warfare waged by the enemy,” while stressing that the fact that these allegations were made proves the “great influence” and “importance” of the industry that produces drones, according to the Iranian news agency Tasnim.

Baqeri said that Iran is one of the top five world powers in this field and added that the authorities will continue to increase the capabilities of the drones produced in the country. “In line with the decisions and guidelines of the Islamic Republic, we will continue to cooperate with other countries in the drone industry,” she concluded.