Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday urged the Iranians to reconsider supplying deadly drones to Russia to stop their slide into the “dark side of history”.
Iranian-made Shahad drones supplied to Moscow have played a major role in Russia’s attacks on cities and infrastructure, although Zelensky said Kiev’s air defenses were now efficient at shooting them down – about 900 of the 1,160 on Ukrainian targets. were targeted.
“The simple question is: what interests you in being an accomplice to Russian terror?” Zelensky said in his nightly video address.
“What does Iran gain from such a reprehensible murder? Not by Russian hands, but by your weapons, by your weapons… Your martyrs, who terrorize Ukraine every night, mean only that the people of Iran being pushed deeper and deeper.” The dark side of history.”
Russia has boosted its military cooperation with Iran since launching its invasion of the neighboring country in February 2022.
Iran initially denied supplying Martyr drones to Russia, but later said that it had provided a small number before the conflict began.
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