MADRID, Sep. 13 (Moose Gazette) –
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have affirmed this Tuesday that “with a high degree of probability” they have destroyed an Iranian-made drone in the surroundings of the town of Kupiansk, located in the Kharkov region (east), after the accusations against Russia for acquisition of this type of weaponry in the context of the conflict.
“With a high degree of probability, it can be said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have for the first time destroyed an Iranian offensive unmanned vehicle in the vicinity of Kupiansk,” the Armed Forces Strategic Communications Department said in a message. in his official Telegram account.
“An analysis of the appearance of the drone’s wing elements makes it possible to state with confidence that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have for the first time destroyed an Iranian drone. We are talking about a ‘Shahed-136’ kamikaze drone,” he detailed.
The United States announced last week the imposition of sanctions against a transport service provider for supplying Iranian drones to Russia to support the invasion of Ukraine and three other companies and an Iranian citizen involved in the research, development, production and sale of this type. of aircraft to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
After that, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, stressed that “the Russian Army suffers from serious supply problems in Ukraine, in part due to sanctions and export controls, which forces Russia to turn to unreliable countries. like Iran for supplies and equipment.