This alert came days after the regime's foreign minister confirmed that it had provided these weapons to the Kremlin in the months leading up to the invasion< /h2>
Ukraine denounced that Russia has already launched launched more than 400 Iranian drones since the start of the war (REUTERS)
A spokesman for the Armed Forces of Ukraine denounced this Wednesday that Russia It has already launched more than400 kamikaze drones in the country. According to Yuri Ignat, these are unmanned vehicles of Iranian origin that were used to attack critical infrastructure in the city and sow terror in the population.
Ignat announced, however, that most of them were shot down., although it is “impossible” to destroy 100% of them. “Both the cruise missiles and the 'Shahed-136' were created to evade anti-aircraft defense systems, so the objectives have been achieved,” Ignat said during a television appearance, according to the Ukrinform< news agency. /i>.
For its part, this Tuesday the Ukrainian military intelligence said it had detected components in these drones that reveal that they had been supplied to Russia after the invasion began, in February of this year. At the same time, they detail that some of the pieces that compose them are of foreign origin.
“Some components of Iranian drones were manufactured after the large-scale invasion of Russia. Representatives of the Ukrainian military intelligence have found information that could indicate that Iranian drones were supplied to Russia after February 24,” said a statement on Facebook collected by the Unian agency.
Remains of shot down Iranian drones in Ukraine (REUTERS)
For example, “the propeller of the Mohajer-6 drone was not manufactured until February of this year,” the writing continued. “Just made. And it also took time to deliver it to Russia. In other words, they were delivered this year.”
Meanwhile, a Ukrainian military intelligence spokesman explained on television that this type of unmanned vehicle is assembled from a series of parts manufactured in different countries. Most of these components come from United States but also from Austria -in the case of the engine- and from Japan -as regards the cameras-.
“We did not find any Russian element here. One item has an inscription in Farsi (modern Persian language, official in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan). The visible range camera is from Japan. The laser sight is made in China. The aerial bomb is of Iranian manufacture,” he specified.
The pieces reveal that the drones were sent to Russia after February 24 and expose pieces made in other countries (REUTERS)
As a result, Ukrainian experts have begun extensive investigations into the pieces collected from downed drones in order to obtain greater certainty about their origins and their age. To do this, they have also contacted the associated countries to provide them with the serial numbers and relevant data that can help the investigation.
These advances occur just days after that on November 5 the Iranian Foreign Minister, Hosein Amir Abdolahian, confirmed the shipment of these explosive vehicles to Russia, although he assured that it was prior to the offensive waged in the neighboring country. In that speech he also denied that Tehran had supplied missiles to the Kremlin.
Hosein Amir Abdolahian confessed to having sent unmanned vehicles to Moscow, although he claimed to have done so prior to the war
“We have limited ourselves to providing Russia with a limited number of drones, months before the war in Ukraine”, the Iranian Minister tried to justify himself , after weeks of accusations by the United States and its allies. It is believed that Moscow would have received 2,400 copies of the Shahid-136 model alone.
To this is added, also, that US intelligence had assured the presence of troopsof the regime in Crimea who assisted Russian officials in the use of drones.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)< /i>