A joint statement from the U.S. Representative to the United Nations on behalf of a coalition of European countries has urged the U.N. to investigate Russia’s use of Iranian drones in Ukraine.
“Earlier this month, the United States released further information documenting how Iran has provided Russia with hundreds of one-way attack UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), as well as UAV production-related equipment. Ukraine and the U.K. also submitted evidence to the U.N. of Iranian UAVs recovered by the Ukrainian armed forces,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters.
“Russia has not only procured hundreds of Mohajer and Shahed series UAVs from Iran in clear violation of Resolution 2231, but it is also now working with Iran to produce these weapons inside Russia,” she continued, reading a statement on behalf of the U.S., the U.K., France, Ukraine and Albania.
“Russia has been using these UAVs in recent weeks to strike Kyiv, destroy Ukrainian infrastructure, …