Russia receives more Shahed drones from Iran, Ukraine’s intelligence says

Russia receives more Shahed drones from Iran, Ukraine’s intelligence says

Russia has received a new batch of Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze drones, which is smaller than the previous one.

That’s according to Ukraine’s defense intelligence (GUR) spokesman Andriy Yusov, who spoke at the national telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"This is a new batch (of Shahed drones - ed.), we do not comment on its size, but we see that Shaheds were not used during yesterday's massive terrorist missile strikes. All other available weapons were used, and these were all missiles and no Shaheds. This is a new batch, but this one, compared to the initial mass use of Shahed, is obviously smaller," said Yusov.

Read also: Russians start launching Shahed drones from Krasnodar region due to concerns about Crimea’s vulnerability

In addition, according to the official, Ukrainian intelligence is aware of previous agreements reached between Russia and Iran regarding the supply of ballistic missiles.

"As of today, we have not seen Iranian ballistic missiles in Russia for use against Ukraine, although such a possibility exists and this information is being monitored. Also, certain efforts are being made to ensure that this scenario is not implemented. But there is such a threat,” stressed the spokesperson.

As reported, overnight December 14, Russian troops attacked Ukraine with Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones. All 13 UAVs were shot down by air defense forces.

The EU Council of Foreign Ministers adopted a resolution condemning Iran's actions in supplying weapons to Russia for use in a criminal war of aggression against Ukraine.

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