Days after Russia purportedly deployed Iranian “Kamikaze Drones” as part of a new wave of air raids on Ukraine, the Ukrainian and Israeli officials held talks about Kyiv’s request for Israel to provide air defence assistance. Dmytro Kuleba, the Ukrainian foreign minister, said that he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on a phone call, and they “discussed in detail” the provision of air and missile defence systems and technology.
The Prime Minister’s office said in a statement on Thursday that their prime minister had expressed “deep concern” over the military ties between Russia and their arch enemy Iran. Ukraine also accused Russia of its use of four Iranian-made drones to bomb Kyiv. It also said that its air defenses have shot down 223 Iranian drones since mid-September.
The Kremlin responded to the accusation made by Ukraine. Russia denied the accusations saying that it had no knowledge of its army ever using the Iranian drones in Ukraine. On the other hand, Tehran claims that it is the rumors that it is providing Russia with weapons are “baseless”.
However, the European Union Countries have said that they had found evidence supporting Kyiv’s claim. Considering all sides of the situation, they adopted sanctions on Iran over its provision of drones to Russia.