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​Ukraine’s Official Proved That Iranian Military Instructors, Who Helped russians to Terrorize Civilians in Ukraine, Were Killed in Occupied Crimea

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Iranian drone Shahed 136 (Geran-2) that was shot down by Ukrainian troops / Illustrative photo
Iranian drone Shahed 136 (Geran-2) that was shot down by Ukrainian troops / Illustrative photo

Ukrainian military eliminated Iranian instructors those who had trained representatives of russian forces to operate kamikaze drones in occupied Crimea

That was stated by National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksii Danilov in interview to The Guardian, The Kyiv Independent reports.

“They were on our territory,” he said. “We didn’t invite them here, and if they collaborate with terrorists and participate in the destruction of our nation, we must kill them,” Oleksii Danilov said.

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Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s national security and defence council, Defense Express
Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s national security and defence council: ‘Until our entire territory is free our army cannot stop.’ Photo credit: Alessio Mamo/The Guardian

Danilov did not specify how many Iranians were killed in Crimea but said they were helping to train Russian troops to use the Iranian-made Shahed-136 armed drones.

Residential building hit by Shahed-136 kamikaze drone in Kyiv, Defense Express
Residential building hit by Shahed-136 kamikaze drone in Kyiv / Photo credit: Hromadske

“The Iranians keep insisting that they are not suppliers of weapons to the Russian Federation, but we need confirmation,” Danilov said.

Ukraine’s official warned that further Iranian military presence in Ukrainian territory would also be targeted.

As it was reported, on October 21, Israeli radio station KAN reported, citing an unnamed Ukrainian source, that Ukraine’s military has killed 10 Iranian instructors in occupied parts of Kherson Oblast and Crimea.

After initially denying the accusations, Tehran admitted on November 5 to supplying Russia with drones, although Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian claimed it was before Russia’s full-scale invasion.

Russia has been using Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones against Ukraine since September, launching waves of attacks that killed civilians and destroyed energy facilities nationwide.

As Defense Express reported, that Ukraine’s Intelligence Proved That Parts of Iranian Drones Were Manufactured After The Full-Scale Russian Invasion of Ukraine.

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