Russia has used over 400 Iranian drones against Ukraine, says Air Force

9 November 2022, 04:27 PM
Most of the Iranian drones were shot down, says Air Force (Photo:REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi)

Most of the Iranian drones were shot down, says Air Force (Photo:REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi)

Russia has launched more than 400 Iranian-made kamikaze drones across Ukraine since their first use, Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat announced on Ukrainian TV on Nov. 9.

According to him, most of them were shot down.

"Unfortunately, it is impossible to destroy all 100% of these drones,” Ihnat said.

“Both cruise missiles and Shahed-136 were designed to overcome air defense systems, so some of them do reach their targets.”

Ihnat also noted that attacks using Iranian drones had decreased recently, and offered a few reasons for this decrease: shortages of equipment, preparation time, and unfavorable weather conditions.

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According to Ukrainian intelliengece, Tehran plans to supply Moscow with more than 200 combat drones in November.

CNN reported that Irans also intend to provide the Kremlin with 1,000 short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles for Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine.

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