Ukrainian intelligence finds parts of Iranian drones were made after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

8 November 2022, 04:58 PM
Iran has repeatedly denied the supply of drones to Russia (Photo:GUR)

Iran has repeatedly denied the supply of drones to Russia (Photo:GUR)

Ukraine’s GUR military intelligence department on Nov. 8 revealed that at least some of the Iranian drones used by Russian forces against Ukraine were supplied to Russia after the Kremlin launched its full-scale invasion.

As reported, after GUR experts examined components of one of drones downed by Ukrainian air defenses, and it turned out that they had been manufactured after Feb. 24.

Previously, following the publication of a large amount of indisputable evidence that Russia uses Iranian drones to attack Ukrainian cities, Tehran had to admit they had supplied some drones to Moscow.

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However, in order to avoid responsibility for war crimes, Tehran claimed that those deliveries took place months before Russia launched its full-scale invasion.

Ukrainian experts, in turn, have now refuted those claims.

“The propeller of one Mohajer-6 drone was manufactured only in February this year,” GUR intelligence experts explained. “It’s just been made. And it still takes time to deliver it to the Russian Federation. That means, they were delivered this year.”

In addition to the Iranian kamikaze drones that Russian forces use for terrorist attacks on critical infrastructure in Ukraine, Iran also agreed to supply Russia with 1,000 short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles.

The U.S. State Department said it would use all tools available to prevent the transfer of Iranian weapons to the Kremlin regime.

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