Russia used Iranian drones for the first time on the front line of southern Ukraine

Iranian drone operated by Russia over kyiv (Reuters) (STRINGER/)

The head of the Mykolaiv regional military administration, Vitaliy Kim, affirmed this Monday on television that the russian troops used for the first time kamikaze drones “Shahed-136″, of Iranian manufactureon the front line in southern Ukraine, and not just against civilian infrastructure.

“Today there have been two “Shahed” drone strikes on the village of Shevchenkove. This is the first use on the front line, not terrorist attacks on civilian infrastructure by the Russians. Apparently, they decided that they can’t get anywhere and started using them along the front line,” Kim said in statements collected by the Unian agency.

Meanwhile, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Kyrylo Budanov, stated that some missile reserves are almost exhausted, but that “the terror with the use of ‘Shaheds’ can really last for a long time.” .

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In an interview to Ukrainska Pravdaindicated that Russia It has ordered around 1,700 drones of all kinds and specified that they have yet to be manufactured.

Police fire on a Russian drone attack in kyiv (Reuters)
Police shoot at a Russian drone attack in kyiv (Reuters) (STRINGER /)

He indicated that each delivery is about 300 units and that the Russians are currently using the second batch.

He added that until last day 22, the Russian forces have used about 330 “Shahed”, of which 222 -approximately 70%- were shot down.

However, “others, to one extent or another, hit their targets” or fell somewhere nearby, “but 30% of the drones hit their target,” he stressed.

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Regarding Russian missile stockpiles, he noted that in the case of “Iskander” 13% remain; in the one of the Kalibr-PL Y Kalibr-NK43%, and in that of J-101 Y J-55545%.

“It is very dangerous to fall below 30%”, which is already considered an emergency reserve, he specified.

The situation regarding the “Iskander” has been critical for a long time, while regarding the “Kalibr” and J-101 and J-555, the Russians “still trying to somehow stay within their standards”, he added.

(With information from EFE)

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