Iran’s provision of drones to Moscow supports the murder of Ukrainains, says President’s Office

24 September 2022, 05:09 PM
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Tehran has decided to support the murder of Ukrainians by transferring modern drones to Moscow, presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak said on Twitter on Sept. 24.

According to him, "after years of sanctions, isolation, an abominable reputation — Iran’s elite still has not realized how to rise from the bottom of civilization."

Russia’s first use of an Iranian drone in the full-scale war was reported on Sept. 13. The Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down a Shahed-136 in Kupyansk, Kharkiv Oblast.

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In early September, the United States imposed sanctions against three companies from Iran that produce attack drones that are supplied to Russia.

The city of Odesa was attacked twice by kamikaze drones from the Black Sea on Sept. 23. Two drones destroyed an administrative building in the port area. Another Iranian Shahed-136 UAV was shot down over the sea — the blast wave damaged several houses, and one person was killed.

Four more kamikaze drones were destroyed by air defense forces during an air raid alert. Among them was the first confirmed instance of the use of a multi-purpose strike UAV of Iranian production, the Mohajer-6, which is designed for reconnaissance, surveillance, and firing.

One Shahed-136 attacked the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the contact line in the village of Bereznehuvate in Mykolaiv Oblast in the evening, Operational Command South reported. Another Iranian drone was downed while trying to strike in the direction of Pivdennyi port.

The day before, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine summoned the charge d'affaires of Iran because of the country's supply of weapons to Russia, which the aggressor uses in the full-scale war. The Foreign Ministry stated that this is an unfriendly act that seriously harms Ukrainian-Iranian relations. As a result, the Ukrainian government has decided to strip the Iranian Ambassador of accreditation, and the number of diplomatic staff of the Iranian Embassy in Kyiv will be significantly reduced.

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