Russia likely receives weapons from Iran not only by air but also by sea
Ukraine's air force believes Iran can supply Russia with drones not only by air but also by sea
Yuriy Ihnat, a spokesman for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reported this during the telethon.
"Flights from Iran have unfortunately become regular. This can be seen publicly, as the movement of aircraft from Tehran to Moscow can be tracked. As you can see, there is also traffic in the Caspian Sea. Makhachkala and Astrakhan receive cargoes from Iran through these ports. These cargoes can be of different nature because the sea connects these two countries, and it is not excluded that these lethal devices for Iranian production are also delivered by sea. Therefore, the cooperation with Tehran (by Russia) continues," stated the military official.
Ihnat emphasized that Ukraine hopes that the international community will take measures to stop this cooperation: "We hope that the international community will do everything to prevent it from continuing."
In May, CNN reported that Iran is increasingly providing Russia with ammunition through the Caspian Sea, and the West is unable to prevent it.
On June 5, it was revealed in the media that Russia has signed a contract with Iran to purchase artillery, tank shells, and missiles of various sizes.
On June 9, the White House announced Iran's plans to establish a drone manufacturing facility in Russia, which is expected to start production in 2024.