russia Hasn't Received Missiles from Iran, While Ukraine Possesses Its Own with a 700 km Range

The Zolfagar missiles
The Zolfagar missiles

russia has not yet received Fateh-110 and Zolfagar missiles from Iran, while Ukraine has its own developed long-range missile with a range of 700 km

The information about extensive use of North Korean missiles does not correspond to reality. This was stated by the head of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, during "Ukraine. Year 2024" forum in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 25.

"They are not there (Iranian long-range missiles, - ed.). This does not correspond to reality," stated Kyrylo Budanov, adding that the supply of missiles from North Korea is not widespread.

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Thus, starting from the fall of 2022, the threat of Iran transferring ballistic missiles to russia remains possible but unrealized.

As for Ukrainian weaponry, the Minister of Strategic Industries, Oleksandr Kamyshin, made a statement regarding the Ukrainian missile program at the same forum.

"The most important program for our country is the missile program. We have our long-range weapons that can hit a target at 700 km," Oleksandr Kamyshin noted.

It is necessary to mention that Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced about the long-range weapons capable of hitting targets at a distance of 700 km as early as August 2023.

And in November of the past year, the Chief of the Main Directorate of Rocket Forces and Artillery and Unmanned Systems of the Ukrainian General Staff, Brigadier General Serhii Baranov, specified that it is indeed about missile armament, and it is about a new development, and this is precisely a missile. Whether it's a ballistic or a cruise missile remains unknown.

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