Due to a shortage of missiles, Russia has begun using Iranian Shahed-136 drones in its recent assaults on Ukraine’s infrastructure. The increased airstrikes are retaliation for a Ukrainian blast that severely damaged the Kerch Bridge linking Crimea and the Russian mainland earlier this month.
Now, there are reports that the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have as many as 50 specialists in Crimea helping the Russians launch drone attacks in Ukraine.
According to Britain’s Daily Mirror, a Ukrainian military source told the paper, “We have been concerned for some time that IRGC specialists are helping Russia in their terrible attacks on civilians and they are of course being targeted.” The source went on to say that at least one of the Iranian training teams has been hit as the Ukrainian military continues to track down the remaining IRGC specialists.
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It has also been alleged by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) that “Iranian instructors directly control the launch of drones on civilian targets in Ukraine, including in Mykolaiv and Odesa blasts.”
Despite numerous reports of Iranian involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Iran has denied providing drones to Russia and the Kremlin continues to describe the reports as “bogus.”
Meanwhile, governments in the West have warned that if Iran provides drones to Russia, it will be in violation of the UN National Security Council resolution that is part of the Iran nuclear deal.
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