A military plane crashed on a residential building in Yeysk, causing a massive fire. The operational headquarters of the Krasnodar Territory said that 4 people were killed, 6 were missing, 25 people received injuries of varying severity, Interfax reports . The unified duty dispatch service reported that the fire after the plane crash completely engulfed one of the entrances of the nine-story building in Yeysk, about 45 apartments were damaged to one degree or another. Three of the dead jumped from the upper floors of a burning high-rise building, the vice-governor of the Krasnodar Territory told Gazeta.ru.
The Ministry of Defense previously reported that a Su-34 military aircraft had crashed. He carried out a training flight from the military airfield of the Southern Military District, the pilots ejected. The video of the pilot landing on a parachute is published by Telegram channels.
According to The Insider's open-source estimates, since the start of the military invasion of Ukraine, non-combat losses of aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces have amounted to 12 units.
On the night and morning of October 17, there were many reports of attacks by Shahed-136 kamikaze drones in different regions of Ukraine, including Kiev, which suffered quite badly. The mayor of the city, Vitali Klitschko, said that as a result of the attack in the Shevchenko district of Kyiv, a fire broke out in a non-residential building, several residential buildings were damaged.
Ukrainian forces reportedly shot down 26 kamikaze drones overnight. The Shahed-136 drones supplied to Russia by Iran are disguised as Russian-made Geran-2 drones. Iran itself denies supplying Russia with kamikaze drones for use in the war against Ukraine.
Also, some areas of the Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk and Sumy regions were under attack. The targets were energy and critical infrastructure facilities.
As for the situation on the front, open source Def Mon reports that Russia attacked six settlements in the Donetsk region, but the attacks by the Russian military were unsuccessful. Also, the fighting continues, but without much progress, on the Bakhmut-Soledar line.
Iran plans to send a batch of Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar missiles to Russia, Iran's most famous short-range ballistic missile systems, which can hit targets at a distance of 300 and 700 kilometers, respectively. This, according to The Washington Post, is reported by US intelligence. According to American experts, if this happens, it will be the first delivery of such missiles to Russia since the beginning of the war. The growing role of Iran in military cooperation with Russia and the supply of military equipment is evidenced by the visit of Iranian officials to Russia on September 18, during which an agreement was reportedly reached on the supply of additional weapons systems. An agreement has been reached to send two types of ground-to-ground missiles, according to US allied officials who are closely monitoring Iran's arms movements.
On October 17, it became known that Russia had carried out an exchange of prisoners with Ukraine according to the formula 110 for 110, Denis Pushilin, acting head of the "DNR", said . According to him, Moscow handed over to Kyiv mostly women.