U.S. says Iranian drones used to attack Ukraine Drone strikes destroy Ukrainian power, water facilities Ukraine seeks to cut power use by a fifth Battle for southern city of Kherson looms KYIV, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Washington said on Thursday it believed Iranian military staff had been deployed in Crimea to provide assistance to Russian forces using Iranian-made drones to attack Ukraine, as the West slapped sanctions on Tehran in response. The drones have been used to destroy Ukrainian power plants and other utilities in strikes that appear designed to disrupt and demoralise as winter approaches. Ukrainian citizens endured the first scheduled power outages since the war began on Thursday as authorities sought to begin repairs. “Russian military personnel based in Crimea have been piloting Iranian UAVs and using them to conduct kinetic strikes across Ukraine, including in strikes against Kyiv,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told a news […]