The representatives of Ukrainian military intelligence claim that some parts of the downed Iranian drones were manufactured after the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, so Iran began supplying drones to the Russian Federation after 24 February.

This was stated by the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.

“A propeller of a Mohajer-6 drone was manufactured in February of this year. It was only manufactured. And it took time to deliver it to the Russian Federation. In other words, they were delivered this year,” said a representative of the Directorate.

He said that no Russian elements were found in the drone.

“One element has an inscription in Farsi (modern Persian language that has official status in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan). Visible range camera [is made in] Japan. Laser range finder is of Chinese production. Aerial bomb is Iranian-made,” the intelligence said.

So far, Ukrainian specialists focused on studying the paths of foreign component supplies for Iranian drones. In addition, serial numbers and data on manufacturers of individual parts were conveyed to partner countries.

A day earlier, the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reported that Ukrainian authorities were aware of Russia’s plans to purchase Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from Iran. They are expected to be delivered by air to Crimea and by sea to Russian ports on the Caspian Sea.

The other day, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian admitted that his country had delivered a small number of kamikaze drones to Russia. But, according to him, that happened a few months before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Earlier, Tehran denied the transfer of its combat drones to the Russian Federation. Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian repeatedly called the information about the drone supplies to Russia untrue.

Bohdan Marusyak

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