The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has started criminal proceedings, which should establish all those involved in the supply to Russia of Iranian drones Shahed-136 and Mohajer-6, as well as short-range ballistic missiles Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar.
The SSU reported this on October 21.
The investigation was started to identify all those involved and the methods and routes of transportation of drones and missiles. The case was opened under Part 1 of Article 111-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine — aiding the aggressor state. The sanction of the article provides up to 12 years in prison.
"Despite the attempt of the Russian Federation to disguise "Shaheds" as "Gerans", we will prove their Iranian origin, in particular, with the help of examinations. We are working on removing the masks from all war criminals and punishing them," the head of the SSU Vasyl Malyuk noted.
- Russian troops are currently attacking Ukraine with Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drones and using Mohajer multi-purpose drones in the war.
- The Washington Post newspaper wrote on October 16 that Iran is ready to transfer the Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar surface-to-surface missiles to the Russian Federation. These are short-range ballistic missiles capable of hitting targets at a distance of 300 and 700 kilometers.
- On October 20, Britain and the EU introduced sanctions against Iran for the supply of drones.