Headline RoundupOctober 17th, 2022

Kamikaze Drones Strike Kyiv

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Monday morning, Russia launched four "kamikaze drones" into Kyiv, cutting off electricity in hundreds of villages across Ukraine. At least eight people in Kyiv and Sumy were killed after energy-generating facilities were hit according to Ukrainian officials.

Key Quotes: "Russia is hunting for all energy-related facilities," Ukraine's Deputy Interior Minister Yevhen Yenin warned. "They want to cause chaos in the energy industry."

For Context: The attack comes a week after Kyiv was hit by Russian missiles at rush hour, part of nationwide attacks that left 19 dead. One of the drones reportedly bore the words "For Belgorod" in reference to the Russian border city that has been bombed several times since Russia invaded Ukraine. Russia blames Kyiv for the attacks on Belgorod. The drones are reportedly Iranian-made.

How The Media Covered It: Sources across the political spectrum noted that the attacks occurred days after the Russian missile strikes on civilian areas across Ukraine in response to an attack on a key Kremlin-built bridge in Crimea.

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