Iran has handed over 46 drones to Russia, the American Institute for War Studies reported, citing Ukrainian officials. He added that, according to the authorities in Kiev, the use of these drones in the fighting in Ukraine has already been noted. “At least some of the drones delivered are older generation heavy strike drones called ‘Shahed 129’,” the ISW analysis reads.
Representatives of the American think-tank of the Institute for War Studies announced on Saturday, citing the statement of the presidential adviser, Oleksi Arestovych, that “Iran handed over Russia 46 drones “.” Ukrainian authorities noted the use of these drones in combat in Ukraine“- added in the latest report.
“At least some of the drones supplied are older generation heavy strike drones called ‘Shahed 129’. Russian forces may try to use them to attack HIMARS systems that USA delivered to Ukraine “- the Institute said.
A US think-tank said it was unclear whether the 46 drones that were spotted were all the machines that Tehran had agreed to send to fight against Ukraine.
ISW: failed attacks by Russians near Kherson
The institute also said that the Kremlin continued to replace Ukrainian collaborators with Russian officials in the occupied territories. Most likely, this is the next stage of the formal taking over of the annexed areas.
Russian forces continued unsuccessful attacks in the northwest Kherson region on a Ukrainian bridgehead on the Inhulec River, it added.
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