Russia training drone operators in Sevastopol, says General Staff
Russia is continuing to train drone operators (Photo:REUTERS/Roman Petushkov)
Russia is continuing to train drone operators at one of the educational institutions in the occupied city of Sevastopol in the Crimean peninsula, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff reported on Facebook on Nov. 23.
These operators are being trained to work with both Russian and Iranian-made drones, the military says.
About 30 Russian soldiers are currently being trained, with the term of their training set to last up to 3 weeks.
As reported by CNN on Nov. 1, the Iranian authorities intend to supply the Kremlin with a thousand surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missiles. However, while Ukrainian intelligence believes that Iran has agreed to hand over a thousand units of military equipment to Russia, they think this figure also includes Iranian drones.
Ukrainian military intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov on Oct. 30 said that Russia could start using short-range Iranian ballistic missiles against Ukraine as early as November.
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