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The European Union has “evidence” that Iran supplied drones to Russia and is finalizing sanctions

A drone flies over Kyiv during the attack amid the Russian invasion. | Font: EFE

The European Commission assured this Wednesday that it had collected “sufficient evidence” that Iran provided Russia with drones kamikaze, which bombs Ukraine, for which the EU countries are “quickly” finalizing new sanctions against Tehran.

“Now that we have collected enough evidence, the Board is working on a clear, prompt and strong response,” Nabilah Massrali, spokeswoman for the community’s executive branch for foreign affairs, said at the institution’s daily news conference.

Massrali confirmed that Brussels had gathered enough evidence two days after EU foreign ministers promised to impose sanctions. Iran if they could prove that Tehran directly provided Russia drones he uses in Ukraine.

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell on Monday declined to confirm that the Iranian government had sold arms to Moscow, given that its foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, denied it during a phone call last Friday.

Russian-Ukrainian military conflict
Smoke rises over a building attacked by a drone in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine on October 17, 2022, during the Russian invasion. | Font: AFP

In a post on her official Twitter account on the same Monday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated, however, that “the support Iran to war Russia in Ukraine there will be a clear answer from the EU.

According to community sources contacted by EFE, the collection of evidence was a matter of days, so Twenty-Seven is preparing sanctions, which, according to other diplomatic sources, can also be approved within a few days.

On the other hand, the foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions on 11 Iranian citizens, including the head of the Moral Police, Mohammad Rostami Cheshme Ghacha, and four companies from that country in response to crackdowns on demonstrators protesting the death of Mahsa Amini. .

Iranian “suicide drones”

The Armed Forces of Ukraine assured on Wednesday that 223 people had been shot down. drones suicide bombers of the Shahed-136 type, presumably produced Iranfor the last 36 days.

The data was released by the Ukrainian army itself in a statement posted on its Telegram account, which indicates that the first drone of these intercepted characteristics in Ukraine occurred on 13 September.

“Since the first Shahed-136 suicide drone of Iranian production was shot down on the territory of Ukraine (September 13 in Kupyansk), 223 unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed by air defense units of the Air Force and other units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces,” the report says.

These devices, which the Russians call “Geran-2,” are “destroyed with the help of anti-aircraft missile systems, fighter jets, self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, man-portable air defense systems, anti-aircraft guns, heavy machine guns and other weapons,” Army Ukrainian said.

According to the source, Ukrainian air defense units destroyed 85% drones Shahed-136 is used by Russians.

(As reported by EFE)


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