RUSSIA was hit by a fresh wave of kamikaze drone attacks for a second night.
Dramatic footage shows a massive explosion in Yevpatoria in Russian-occupied Crimea with thick black smoke billowing in the sky.
Locals reported their city was rocked by the strike at 5 this morning local time.
The traffic across the Crimea Bridge connecting with mainland Russia has been suspended, Russian officials said on Telegram.
“Vehicle traffic on the Crimea Bridge is temporarily blocked,” the post by the Russian Information Center said.
Russian air defences said they shot down 11 drones over Crimea this morning.
The Russian-held city of Yevpatoria, where multiple Russian military units are based, was previously hit last month.
Meanwhile, a Russian navy ship was hit by five Ukrainian drones in the Black Sea, the country’s state media reported.
While Kyiv said it shot down 17 Russian drones in an overnight attack targeting Ukraine’s south, centre and north.
Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s office said a six-year-old boy was killed by artillery shelling in the attack
Four other people, including his 13-year-old brother, were wounded in the village of Novodmytrivka in the Kherson region.
“Enemy shells hit a private house and its territory,” it said in a statement on Telegram.
“On the night of September 14, 2023, from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., the Russian invaders attacked Ukraine with several groups of Shahed-136/131 type (drones) from three directions,” it said in a post on Telegram.
Dnipropetrovsk region governor Serhiy Lysak said three drones were over the region, damaging several buildings.
Ukraine unleashed a barrage of ten cruise missiles along with kamikaze drones in a huge hit that rocked Putin’s forces.
The attack came as Putin and Kim Jong-Un shook hands as they met at a space base for weapons talks just hours after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles.
The North Korean leader arrived at the Vostochny Cosmodrome on his armoured train on Wednesday morning after crossing into Russia the day before.