STORY: As firefighters worked to extinguish the flames which spread over 3,000 square metres, the site was repeatedly hit with more drones.
“The personnel left the site and stayed at a safe distance, then controlled the fire so that it didn’t spread to the neighbouring businesses,” said Oleh Kushniruk, head of Dnipropetrovsk Region Emergency Service Operations.
Iran acknowledged for the first time on Saturday (November 5) that it had supplied Russia with drones, but said they were sent a few months before Moscow's forces invaded Ukraine.
In recent weeks Ukraine has reported a surge in drone attacks on civilian infrastructure, notably targeting power stations and dams, using Iranian-made drones.
Since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, thousands of civilians have been killed and buildings destroyed.