An official of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s political party says news of Tehran planning to arm Russia with drones has shocked Ukrainian officials.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan Monday said that Russia wants to obtain hundreds of drones from Iran, both for surveillance and attack, to use in its war in Ukraine.
The Iranian foreign ministry gave an evasive answer to a reporter who asked about Sullivan’s statement.
Bendett said the Iranian drones could be very effective at striking Ukrainian power stations, refineries and other critical infrastructure.
Bendett added that before the Ukraine war, Russia had licensed drone technology for its Forpost UAV from Israel which is no longer supplying them to maintain neutrality.
In early June Moscow said US plans to sell armed MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine would not change the parameters of Russia’s military operation in the Ukraine.
The American drones have not been delivered yet but the Ukrainian military has reportedly not waited and created its own kamikaze drone. »