Iran is stepping up its commitment to supply Russia with weapons for its war against Ukraine, agreeing to send not only attack drones, but also surface-to-surface

ballistic missiles

intended for use against Ukrainian cities and armed forces positions.

This was reported by The Washington Post with reference to US and allied security officials.  

According to US officials, Tehran sent officials to Russia on September 18 to finalize the terms of additional arms deliveries, including two types of Iranian surface-to-surface missiles.

An intelligence assessment shared with Ukrainian and U.S. officials in recent days claims that Iran's arms industry is preparing the first batch of Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar missiles, two of Iran's well-known short-range ballistic missiles, capable of hitting targets at distances of 300 and 700 kilometers, respectively.

If this is carried out, it will be the first delivery of such missiles to Russia since the beginning of the war.

In August, the same officials identified the specific Iranian Shahed and Mohajer-6 series drones that Tehran had begun supplying to Russia.

Remains of both types have been discovered and analyzed by Ukrainian forces in recent weeks.

Russia appears to have repainted the weapons and given them Russian names.

Officials briefed on the planned missile delivery said Iran was also preparing new deliveries of unmanned aerial vehicles to Russia, including "dozens" of additional Mohajer-6s and more Shahed-136s.

According to officials, Iranian technical advisers visited the occupied territories of Ukraine in recent weeks to provide the Russians with instructions on how to operate the drones.

Iranian kamikaze drones in Ukraine

Tehran delivered from 300 to several thousand Iranian kamikaze drones

to the Russian Federation


Drones are mostly concentrated in the occupied south of Ukraine.

In recent weeks, the Russian army has been actively using


drones .

In particular, drones struck in Bila Tserkva, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, and Vinnytsia region.

Kamikaze drones fly for a long time and can change their route.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg promised that Ukraine will receive from the Alliance

means to combat drones


It is about anti-drone means with hundreds of devices for jamming drones.

Military expert Oleg Zhdanov believes that

Belarus will not be able to purchase drones from Iran at the moment

, because Russia will try to take all these drones for the war against Ukraine.

Military and political observer Oleksandr Kovalenko said that Russia has started using a

new type of drone

in Ukraine .

It was recorded near Kyiv.

The drone was a completely different type, it was very similar to "Shahed", but it had a different type of engine.

It was smaller and had a smaller warhead, it was about 15 kg. 

The American Institute for the Study of War also published a report on the

intentions of the Russian Federation to purchase new

Arash-2 drones with unique capabilities from Iran.

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