Iran transferred 2,400 Shahed-136 kamikaze drones to Russia - President Zelensky
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed an urgent G7 meeting that he himself initiated after the October 10 missile strike.
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In two days, Russia fired more than a hundred cruise missiles at Ukrainian cities, spending about $1 billion on them. Some of the missiles were shot down by Ukrainian Air Force units. But air defense means are not enough to fully repel such massive missile strikes.
Especially since Russia launches not only cruise missiles, but also Iranian-made kamikaze drones. Shahed-136s mostly fly from the Black Sea, but Russia recently sent some of the drones to Belarus to be able to attack cities in western Ukraine.
According to Zelensky, on the morning of October 11, air defense forces shot down seven barrage munitions in less than an hour. The president added that Iran had sent 2,400 Shahed-136 kamikaze drones to Russia. Although officially Tehran claims that there were no deliveries.
In this regard, Zelensky stressed the importance of Western air defense systems. He thanked Germany for acceleration of deliveries of IRIS-T, reminded that USA would soon hand over NASAMS and called on Italy and France to provide Ukraine with air defense missile systems SAMP/T with Aster 30 missiles.