According to diplomats, Russia has again ordered hundreds of drones and ballistic missiles from Iran. “We know that Iran is planning to significantly increase its deliveries of unmanned missiles and missiles to Russia,” circles at the United Nations in New York told the German Press Agency. Moscow wants to counteract the acute shortage of military supplies. There are several hundred projectiles and hundreds of drones. “I don’t think they’ve shipped yet, but they’re definitely on the order books,” a source in New York said.
According to consistent reports, Iran had already sent drones to Russia in August, which can be used, for example, to attack military objects such as radar systems and artillery. A few weeks later, Russian forces repeatedly attacked targets in Ukraine with Iranian Shahed 136 kamikaze drones, which crashed at high speed and caused extensive damage. The EU states then imposed additional sanctions on Iran, which had already been subject to a number of punitive measures.
A UN Security Council resolution passed after the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran bans Iran from such arms deals. The United States, Britain, France and Germany called for a United Nations investigation into Iranian-armed attacks in Ukraine in October. Ukrainian President Volodmimir Zelensky accused Iran of supporting Russia’s war of destruction against infrastructure and energy facilities in his country. The leaders in Moscow and Tehran officially deny that Iranian drones are being used in Ukraine.