EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader

Find Us

ADVERTISEMENT

Ukraine shoots down its own drone over Kyiv

Pedestrians observe Kyiv's air defense systems trying to down a drone in Kyiv, Thursday, May 4, 2023.
Pedestrians observe Kyiv's air defense systems trying to down a drone in Kyiv, Thursday, May 4, 2023. Copyright Bernat Armangue/Copyright 2023 The AP. All rights reserved.
Copyright Bernat Armangue/Copyright 2023 The AP. All rights reserved.
By Euronews with AP, AFP
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

A drone shot down in the centre of Kyiv was one of Ukraine's own, the city authorities said.

ADVERTISEMENT

The citizens of Ukraine's capital Kyiv had an evening of fear, celebration and disappointment, all thanks to a drone that appeared high in the sky above the city centre.

Mobile phone footage captured screams, gunfire, and then cheers as the object was spotted engaged by air defence batteries and destroyed.

The unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, fell in flames into the Solomenskyi district where firefighters dealt with the damage caused to an empty building.

Only later, did the city’s air defence teams explain that the drone was one of Ukraine’s own, but that it had to be shot down when it malfunctioned, posing a threat to the city.

Watch the video in the iPlayer above.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Warfare's brave new world enters a military moral maze

Kyiv says it intercepted Russian missile with Patriot defence system

Lithuanians collect €5 million, crowdfunding a Bayraktar drone for Ukraine