Russia using drone attacks to probe air defenses ahead of missile strikes, Kyiv says
Humeniuk noted the successful interception of 35 Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze drones over Kyiv on the same day, praising "the increased skill of Ukrainian defense forces and the study of the tactics and inner workings of Shahed" drones.
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She added that Russia has a substantial stockpile of Shahed drones, suggesting they will continue to be used to harass Ukraine.
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On the night of May 8, Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital with Iranian-made drones. All 35 drones were shot down by anti-air defenses, although falling debris injured five people and caused some property damage in several districts across Kyiv.
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