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Russia seems to be striking again with kamikaze drones

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The city of Baghmut, Ukraine, has become a war zone. Every day there are new reports of deaths and injuries. WELT reporter Max Hermes spoke to residents – and he had to hide himself.

According to the British Secret Service, Russia is again attacking Ukraine with Iranian drones. The country has received supplies of kamikaze drones. Meanwhile, heavy fighting is going on near the town of Pakmut. More on Live Ticker.

NAccording to British reports, after a gap of several weeks, Russia may have attacked Ukraine again with the help of Iranian drones. If the reports are verified, Russia has received the goods, the UK Ministry of Defense said in its daily intelligence report on Friday.

The Shahed-131 and Shahed-136 drones, known as kamikaze drones, may have been used by Russia in the past with a stockpile of hundreds.

Ukrainian official statements were made in London. Accordingly, the Secret Service of Ukraine announced on December 6 that 17 drones, including 14 Shahed-136, had been shot down. On December 7, kamikaze drones were reportedly used in attacks on Zaporizhia and Dnipro provinces.

On 17 November Shahad-136 was reported shot down. If new attacks are confirmed, London said, “Russia may have resumed attacks using newly supplied kamikaze drones.”

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07:05 – Artillery fire and heavy fighting in Donetsk

According to the Ukrainian military command, Russian forces have been shelling civilian infrastructure with artillery in the cities of Kubiansk and Zolochiv in the northeastern Kharkiv region and Ochakiv in the Mykolayiv region.

In a televised interview, Donetsk regional governor Pavlo Kirilenko said the heaviest fighting was taking place near the towns of Pakmut and Avdiyivka. The entire front line came under fire and Russian troops tried to advance near Lyman, which was recaptured by Ukrainian forces in November. The information could not be independently verified.

05:04 – Zelensky: Russian troops deliberately mined in abandoned territory

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russian forces of leaving landmines, tripwire mines and mined buildings, cars and infrastructure under pressure from the Ukrainian military. “This is even worse and more insidious than rocket terrorism,” Zelensky said in a late-night video address commemorating four police officers killed by landmines in the Kherson region.

4:10 am – US plans sanctions against representatives of Russian defense contractors

The US wants to impose new sanctions on Russia, according to US government officials on Friday. The sanctions will primarily target several Russian defense agency officials involved in the transfer of Iranian drones to Russia, officials said.

00:37 – US sources: more military aid to Ukraine

The United States is giving Ukraine $275 million (about 260 million euros) in additional military aid. The package contained 80,000 rounds of ammunition for howitzers and an unspecified amount of ammunition for Himars multiple rocket launchers, US sources said on Thursday. The delivery includes high-tech systems for detecting and countering drones, air defense systems, as well as additional all-terrain vehicles called “Humvees”, generators and other combat equipment.

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In Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, drone strikes have recently escalated on both sides. The invention of unmanned aerial vehicles is of great importance to Ukrainian troops. According to the US, Russia bought hundreds of attack drones from Iran over the summer. According to the latest US information, Moscow plans to make more such purchases.

With the latest package, the United States has sent $19.3 billion worth of weapons and other equipment to Ukraine since the Russian invasion began in late February.

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