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Reside updates: Russia’s conflict in Ukraine

Elements of UAVs utilized by the Russian navy are displayed throughout a media briefing by the Safety and Protection Forces of Ukraine in Kyiv on December 15. (Stringer/NurPhoto/Getty Photos)

A high adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday referred to as for the liquidation of Iranian factories making drones and missiles and the arrest of their suppliers.  

Presidential aide Mykhailo Podolyak tweeted that Iran was “planning to spice up missile, drone provides for Russia” with blatant disregard for worldwide sanctions.  

Kyiv has accused Tehran of supplying 1700 Shahed-136 loitering munitions to Moscow, which it says have been used to hit targets in Ukraine since September.  

“Non-working sanctions” should be deserted, Podolyak wrote, changed with extra “harmful” measures such because the “liquidation of vegetation” and the “arrest of suppliers.”

Podolyak’s feedback come after CNN and different retailers reported final month that Iran was preparing to send more weapons, together with surface-to-surface brief vary ballistic missile and extra assault drones to Russia earlier than the top of the 12 months.

The Iranian authorities acknowledged final month that it had despatched a restricted variety of drones to Russia earlier than the beginning of its invasion of Ukraine, however has denied supplying navy tools to be used within the conflict.   

Throughout his landmark journey to the US earlier this week, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky stated these claims have been false and accused Tehran of sending “lethal drones” to Russia in “a whole bunch and a whole bunch.”

US Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Thursday referred to as for a reality discovering staff to research Russia’s renewed use of Iranian drones in opposition to Ukraine’s infrastructure, and a assessment of Iran’s violations of the Joint Complete Plan of Motion (JCPOA).

View Podolyak’s tweet, under:

CNN’s Kylie Atwood contributed reporting to this publish.

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