Ukraine claims one of Russia’s Iran-built suicide drones shot down
In another development that – if confirmed – could create more concern for Moscow, Ukraine has said it shot down one of the purportedly formidable suicide drones Russia reportedly bought from Iran to reinforce its dwindling consumer and military-grade UAVs.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense made the claim in a tweet on Tuesday, saying its forces took out one of the Iran-built Shahed-136 drones that Western intelligence services believe were delivered to Russia to bolster its increasingly troubled invasion of its neighbor. The Iranian UAV was said to have been taken out over Kupiansk, one of the towns recaptured by the astonishing Ukraine counter-offensive in the eastern Kharkiv region that has thus far clawed back 3,400 square miles of territory in just a week.
As always in a conflict that has relied on opinion influencing communication techniques – and a good deal of merciless trolling – the Ukraine claim to have blasted an…