Since the beginning of March, Russia has launched at least 71 Shahed unmanned aerial vehicles across Ukraine. This is reported by the British Ministry of Defense. Prior to this, the Russian side took a two-week break in the use of Iranian-made UAVs. As the DoD emphasizes, this may indicate that Russia has begun to replenish their stocks on a regular basis.
Experts stress that Russia is likely launching Shahed from two directions: from the Krasnodar region of Russia in the east and from the Bryansk region in the northeast. This allows it to target a wide area of Ukraine and shortens the flight time to targets in the north of the country. It is possible that in response to this, Ukraine will strengthen its air defense.
On the night of March 22, Russia attacked Ukraine with Shahed-136 kamikaze drones. In the Kyiv region, three people died, seven were injured. Seven people died as a result of Rzhishchev's attack.