AR: Russia has received hundreds of drones from Iran
It is not yet known whether they have already been used against Ukrainian targets
Russia has received hundreds of Iranian drones that could be used in its war with Ukraine, Western intelligence officials said.
The deliveries were made despite US warnings to Tehran.
It is not clear if Russia has started using drones against Ukrainian targets, but the drones appear to be operational, intelligence officials said. speaking on condition of anonymity.
The delivery announcement is another sign of closer military cooperation between the two longtime allies.
Faced with economic sanctions and supply chain disruptions due to its invasion of Ukraine , Russia is increasingly turning to Iran as a key partner and arms supplier.
In July, the White House publicly warned that Iran plans to supply Moscow with “hundreds” of armed drones.
Days later, the White House suggested that Russian officials had visited Iran twice to negotiate supplies.