Since the first downing of the Shahed-136 Iranian kamikaze drone on the territory of Ukraine, air defenses have destroyed 223 such drones.
This is reported by the Air Forces Command.
The first case of the downing of an Iranian drone was recorded on September 13, 2022 in the Kupyansk area. Anti-aircraft missile units, fighter aircraft, self-propelled anti-aircraft installations, mobile fire groups of portable anti-aircraft missile systems, anti-aircraft guns, large-caliber machine guns and other weapons are involved in the destruction of Shahed-136 barrage ammunition, which the occupiers label as "Geran-2".
- After the downing of the first Shahed-136 and Mohajer-6 attack drones, Ukraine stripped Iranʼs Ambassador Manouchehr Moradi of his accreditation and reduced the number of diplomatic personnel. In response, Iran advised Ukraine "not to listen to third sides". The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine called on Iran to stop military aid to Russia, and not to hide behind statements about alleged "external influence".
- The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Nasser Kanani publicly denied the supply of its military drones to the Russian army. Even despite the fact that the Ukrainian military has already shot down dozens of such drones.