Ukraine: Iran has not supplied Russia with any cruise missiles

According to the scientist, Krylo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s Military Intelligence Agency, said in an interview with The New York Times that Iran had not transferred cruise missiles to Russia.

Since October, Budanov said in an interview, he has bombed Ukraine’s energy infrastructure with missiles and drones about every 10 days, using about 75 cruise missiles in each attack.

He said that since Moscow does not have the capacity to supplement its missile arsenal, it is looking forward to receiving missiles from Tehran, and instead shares its scientific knowledge in military investments with Iran.

But the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence confirmed that Iran had not provided Russia with any cruise missiles.

In this regard, he said: Iran is not in a hurry to do so for understandable reasons, because as soon as the first Russian missiles are launched, the sanctions will increase.

But according to the contract concluded this summer, Russia purchased 1,700 Shahid suicide drones from Iran, which are being supplied to this country in separate packages, Budanov continued.

According to the informants, this statement came when the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kanani, said in his press conference: Iran has always tried to use its relations and capabilities to help the political solution for the two countries. It uses it to solve the crisis, and in this case it announced its readiness and is trying to present these allegations against Iran, and its continuation is done with political goals and objectives and by countries that send arms to one side of this war. . This creates a crisis. We consider these allegations to be politically motivated and intended to cover up the actions of these countries.

He also confirmed, in a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, Hossein Amirabadollahian, Iran’s foreign minister, regarding the recent allegation of the use of Iranian drones in the war in Ukraine, while categorically rejecting this allegation: he is testing. Eight years of imposed war faced the wars in Ukraine, Yemen and others.

The Iranian foreign minister noted: “In the past, we had good relations with Russia and defense cooperation, but our policy towards the war in Ukraine is to respect the territorial integrity of countries, to send weapons to the conflicting parties, to stop the war, and to end the displacement.” of people. from the public.

Amir Abdullahian said: The foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is quite clear and based on one standard and opposition to war.

He stressed: We are ready to hold technical meetings between the two countries in the presence of military experts without the need for any mediators.

Amir Abdollahian described the claims of some Western officials as “baseless” and said, “We are ready to help in a cease-fire.”


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