According to Maj., Ukrainian forces are looking for and pursuing bases from which Russia has fired explosive drones supplied by Iran at civilian infrastructure. The defence attaches at the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States, Gen. Borys Kremenetsky. (Ukraine to target Russia)
The Shahid-136 drones, according to the officer, are “easy to fight” because they can be heard from miles away and move slowly. However, he stated Thursday at an International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank event that Ukraine is unaware of how many Russia received from Iran.
The defence head added that the weapons used to shoot down the drones, which can happen up to six per day, show how Ukrainian forces are combining equipment from the Soviet era with modern equipment from Western nations. (Ukraine to target Russia)
Kremenetsky stated that self-propelled Shilka anti-aircraft guns and Ukrainian SA-8 missile launchers are “very effective” against the relatively crude Iranian weapons. He also said that suicide drones are being stopped before they can cause harm on the ground by using German-made Gepard air defence tanks.
According to Kremenetsky, commanders now want to locate the location from which Russian forces launch and control the drones. He stated that the strategy is to train rocket artillery on these targets, such as the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.
He argued that Russia’s defence industry is “going down” as a result of Russia receiving Iranian drones in the first place. Despite this, the unmanned systems have presented a brand-new threat to Ukraine, enabling Russia to strike populations far beyond the front line. (Ukraine to target Russia)
NBC News reported on Thursday that Moscow has denied receiving any drones, and the Iranian government has repeatedly denied providing them to Russia. According to Business Insider, local officials in Kyiv attributed Wednesday’s damage near the capital to a Shahid drone launched by Russia.