November 30, 2022

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Ukraine kills 10 Iranian soldiers in Crimea

FILE PHOTO: Iranian soldiers next to a drone during a military exercise at an undisclosed location in Iran (REUTERS)

Who are ten Iranian citizens? Participated in training on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles Ukrainian sources cited by Israeli television said they would have died in Crimea in a Ukrainian attack. Con.

According to unconfirmed sources consulted by official channels, the attack took place in a part of Crimea last week. While Kyiv and its allies have condemned Russia’s use of Iranian drones, Tehran has denied supplying Russia with the warheads.

The source of the information is the National Center of Ukrainian Resistance: “The Russians brought Ukrainian instructors to occupied Kherson and Crimea. Shahed-136 kamikaze drones″, the organization noted, referring to underground Ukrainian “opposition” information.

“They are already teaching the Russians to use kamikaze drones Monitor the launching of drones against Ukrainian civilian targetsIncluding the attacks on Nikolaev and Odessa,” he added.

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Last Thursday, a Pentagon spokesman, Brigadier General Pat Ryder, warned that “the Iranians are on Ukrainian territory to help Russia with drone operations.”

“We are still considering Iran is complicit For exporting terrorism Not only for the Middle East region, but also for Ukraine,” he said. Pentagon press chief Ned Price specifically mentioned Crimea as the presence of Iranian trainers.

On Friday the Ukrainian armed forces said they had Russia managed to shoot down 85 percent of the kamikaze drones it launchedUkrainian news agency reported ukrinform. That same Friday, Iran advised all its citizens to leave Ukrainian territory immediately.

In this September 2022 picture, a fragment of an unmanned aerial vehicle, described by Ukrainian military officials as an Iranian-made Shahed-136 drone, was shot down near the city of Kubiansk in Ukraine's Kharkiv region (REUTERS)
In this September 2022 picture, a fragment of an unmanned aerial vehicle, described by Ukrainian military officials as an Iranian-made Shahed-136 drone, was shot down near the city of Kubiansk in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region (REUTERS)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced last week that Russia had ordered it 2,400 drones From Iran.

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US officials believe it may have been sent by Tehran Army soldiers Russia should be helped somewhat by its unfamiliarity with this type of drone. Declassified U.S. intelligence reports show the Russians encountered technical problems with the drones shortly after receiving the order in August.

“Systems are experiencing failures and their performance is not up to the standards customers expect,” said John Kirby, a spokesman for the US National Security Council. “So the Iranians decided to send training and technical support personnel to help the Russians use them in a more dangerous way.”

With information from Europa Press

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