Moment Ukrainian Cops Shoot Down Iranian Kamikaze Drone With Machine Guns In Kyiv

This is the moment Ukrainian police officers shoot down an Iranian kamikaze drone with machine guns in Kyiv, with the UAV then coming crashing down and exploding.

The footage begins by showing body cam images from one of the police officers. The officer gets out of a police vehicle and gets ready to fire what appears to be a machine gun.

At least two police cars can be seen on the scene, along with a third, unmarked vehicle.

The officers – there appear to be at least five of them – then suddenly raise their weapons to the sky in unison and open fire.

After firing numerous shots at the Iranian-made UAV, the device can be heard coming down. It then explodes on impact a short way behind the police vehicles, with the cops hastily moving to cover.

The images were first obtained from the Deputy Chief of the Patrol Police Department Oleksiy Biloshitsky on Monday, 17th October, along with a statement saying: “And here’s how everything was from the first person. Shahed suffered a negative impact.

“Thank you for your service! And only forward! Your patrol police.”


The images were then relayed by the Patrol Police of Ukraine, along with a statement calling Russia a “terrorist state” and saying: “Another Monday morning in Kyiv.”

The Shahed drones are manufactured by Iran. They have been seen increasingly in Ukraine, with the US and its allies saying that Iran is providing them to Russia.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 236th day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 17th October, Russia had lost about 65,320 personnel, 2,537 tanks, 5,205 armoured combat vehicles, 1,599 artillery units, 366 multiple launch rocket systems, 187 air defence systems, 268 warplanes, 242 helicopters, 1,241 drones, 316 cruise missiles, 16 warships, 3,969 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 144 units of special equipment.


Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.

Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has said that there is a “very severe” situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine, with significant fighting taking place near the town of Bakhmut.

The Ukrainian military has said that Russian missile strikes had hit over 30 towns across Ukraine in the past day alone.

The Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom has said that Russia is “probably incapable of producing advanced munitions at the rate they are being expended”.


The UK MoD added that missile strikes as seen on 10th October, when Russia fired over 80 missiles, represent a “further degradation of Russia’s long-range missile stocks, which is likely to constrain their ability to strike the volume of targets they desire in future.”

European Union foreign ministers are set to discuss whether Iran has agreed to provide Russia with missiles and attack drones to be used in Ukraine, at a meeting in Luxembourg today, Monday.

The United States and its allies believe that Iran is supplying Russia but the Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said in a statement “that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not and will not provide any weapon to be used in the war in Ukraine”.

The Ministry of Defence of Belarus has said that nearly 9,000 Russian soldiers will be stationed in the country to protect its borders.


Arup Banerji, the World bank’s regional director for eastern Europe, has said that poverty in Ukraine has increased by a factor of 10 since the beginning of the war.