Ukraine proposes to attack Shahed production in Russia, Iran, Syria in secret document
In a secret document, Kyiv asks for long-range missiles to strike factories in Russia, Iran and Syria where 'kamikaze' drones are manufactured
This is reported by The Guardian.
A secret document sent by Kyiv to its Western partners says that Iranian kamikaze drones used in recent attacks on Ukrainian cities contain European components. In this document, Ukraine calls for long-range missiles to attack production facilities in Russia, Iran and Syria.
The Ukrainian government presented a 47-page document to the G7 governments in August, stating that over 600 raids on cities using drones with Western technology have been conducted over the past three months.
According to a report obtained by The Guardian, 52 electrical components manufactured by Western companies were found in the Shahed-131 drone, and 57 in the Shahed-136 model. The Shahed-136 has a flight range of 2,000 km and a cruising speed of 180 km/h.
What is known about assistance to Russia in the war against Ukraine
Back in November 2022, it was reported that Russian terrorists and their partners from Iran had allegedly agreed to jointly produce drones for use in the war against Ukraine. And Russian dictator Vladimir Putin ordered the creation of a system for training specialists in the development and production of drones.
In February 2023, the Western media again reported that Iran and Russia were holding secret talks on the construction of a plant for the production of 'kamikaze' drones. At the time, Iran denied this information.
On August 16, British intelligence indicated that Russia had apparently begun using drones of its own production.
The Washington Post, citing internal documents between Iran and Russia, reported that a plant for the production of Shaheds in the Alabuga special economic zone in Tatarstan, Russia, plans to produce 6,000 'kamikaze' drones by 2025.
And in late August, Defense Express reported that Russia plans to increase production of Shahed drones by 100-180 per month.
On August 21, the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption included 8 Belarusian military-industrial complex enterprises that manufacture and supply weapons components to Russia in the list of candidates for sanctions.
Ukrainian intelligence has discovered an increase in the number of Russian parts in Shahed 'kamikaze' drones. Work is underway to identify the assembly site of the drones.