One million dollar contract for Russia's purchase of ammunition from Iran is revealed by Sky News
A contract for the purchase of artillery and tank shells, as well as missiles of various sizes from Iran by Russia has been leaked to the media
Sky News published the alleged contract for the purchase of ammunition.
The document, dated September 14, 2022, refers to samples of artillery and tank shells and missiles of various sizes totaling more than USD 1 million.
The source provided the TV channel with the document along with five pages of an allegedly related contract containing barrels for a T-72 tank and barrels for a howitzer, as well as shells for it. The deal was worth about USD 740,000.
"This is a contract between the Iranians and the Russians regarding munitions… We believe it is 100% authentic," a British security source said.
Sky News showed the documents to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during his visit to the UK in May, as well as to British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.
"We suspected that there's something like that happening. As soon as we verify it properly, we will be able to act upon this," Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine's ambassador to the UK, told reporters.
Meanwhile, Mr Cleverly, the UK's foreign secretary, said, "When information is presented to us, we will look to assess it and to validate it. And of course, we will make decisions based on that."
In May, CNN reported that Iran's supply of ammunition to Russia via the Caspian Sea was increasing steadily, and the Western powers were unable to impede it.