Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s Intelligence Directorate, stated in an interview with the New York Instances that Russia had acquired 1,700 Shahed kamikaze drones from Iran.
With enhancements in Ukrainian air protection, a lot of the drones are shot down earlier than reaching the targets, Budanov claimed, including that Russian has already used about 540 of the drones towards Ukraine.
To date, Iran has declined to switch ballistic missiles to Russia, he famous.
“Iran isn’t hurrying to do that, for comprehensible causes, as a result of as quickly as Russia fires the primary missiles, the sanctions stress will develop” on Iran, Budanov said.
Iranian officers have rejected claims about Tehran’s arms gross sales to Russia for use within the ongoing conflict towards Ukraine, stressing such allegations are geared toward legitimizing the West’s army help to Kiev.
Overseas Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has just lately reiterated Iran’s opposition to the dispatch of weapons to the events concerned within the conflict which he stated would solely improve human losses and monetary prices for either side.
He added Tehran would proceed its efforts to cease the conflict and promote lasting peace in Europe.
The Iranian overseas minister has dismissed media controversy over Iran’s alleged help for Russia within the Ukraine conflict, including, nevertheless, that Tehran had supplied Moscow with a restricted variety of drones months earlier than the conflict in Ukraine.
He additionally assured that Iran is not going to be detached whether it is confirmed that Russia has used Iranian drones within the battle.