Zelensky says Russia will use Iranian missiles for possible attacks on Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia intends to use Iranian missiles for possible attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure, especially the country’s energy sector.

More than 4.5 million consumers are without power in Kiev and six other regions because of Russian attacks, Zelensky said in his Sunday night speech.

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“We also understand that the terrorist state is concentrating forces and means for a possible repetition of mass attacks on our infrastructure. First, energy,” Zelensky said. “In particular, for this, Russia needs Iranian missiles,” the Ukrainian president said, adding that Ukraine was “preparing to respond.”

He also said that on Sunday, the Russians “used Iranian attack drones again” but did not provide further details.

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“The whole world will know that the Iranian regime is helping Russia to prolong this war,” Zelensky said.

“If it weren’t for the Iranian supply of weapons to the aggressor, we would be closer to peace now,” he continued. “And that means closer to a complete solution to the food crisis.”

Some background: Iran is preparing to send nearly 1,000 additional weapons, including missiles and more attack drones, to Russia, officials in a Western country that closely monitors Iran’s weapons program said. CNN.

The shipment is being closely monitored because it would be the first instance of Iran sending advanced precision guided missiles to Russia, which could give the Kremlin a substantial boost on the battlefield.

Iranian drones have played a significant role in the conflict since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in late February.

Source: CNN Brasil

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