Iran is preparing to send about 1,000 more weapons to Russia, including short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and additional attack drones, for use in the war against Ukraine. This is reported by CNN with reference to a representative of one of the Western countries.
The delivery is under close supervision because it will be the first time that Iran has sent advanced precision-guided missiles to Russia, which could give the Kremlin a significant advantage on the field combat, the newspaper notes.
According to officials, the last shipment of weapons from Iran to Russia included about 450 drones, which Russian invaders have already used in Ukraine with a fatal outcome.
CNN's interlocutor did not announced the exact date for the delivery of weapons, but said that they would be delivered to Russia before the end of this year.
At the same time, Air Force speaker Yuriy Ignat said that Ukraine would accept all means of protection against Iranian missiles.< /p>
«Probably they will be delivered to the North from Ukraine, from where they can be launched in such a way as to threaten all of Ukraine. 300 km one missile, another missile — 700 km in range. These are ballistic missiles. We have no effective defense against these missiles. It is theoretically possible to shoot them down, but in fact it is very difficult to do it with the means that we have in service. We have air defense, not missile defense», — he explained.
According to Ignat, the Russian Federation wants to purchase Iskander-M-type ballistic missiles from Iran, which are in service with the occupier.
- Formerly The Washington Post wrote that Iran agreed to secretly transfer short-range ballistic missiles to the Russian Federation, which can be used for strikes against Ukraine.