Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Ukrainian Air Force Command spokesman Yurii Ihnat holds a press conference in Kiev in 2022.
Ukrainian Air Force Command spokesman Yurii Ihnat briefs news in Kiev 2022. (Evgen Kotenko/Ukrinform/NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

If Russia receives Iranian missiles for use in the war in Ukraine The Ukrainian Air Force has warned that there is no way to defend against such missiles.

“Russia continues to welcome UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and Fateh and Zolfaghar missiles from Iran. We will never defeat them,” Air Force Command spokesman Yurii Ihnat said. Said Monday on Ukrainian television.

as of November Iran is set to send about 1,000 more weapons, including more surface-to-surface short-range missiles and attack drones. to Russia to use in the war with Ukraine Officials from Western nations who were closely following Iran’s weapons program told CNN at the time.

Reuters in October cited two Iranian officials and two Iranian diplomats in reporting that Tehran had promised to supply Russia with those weapons. “Russia has asked for more drones and more accurate Iranian missiles. Especially the Fateh and Zolfaghar family of missiles,” said an Iranian diplomat who was briefed on the trip. told Reuters

The Iranian government acknowledged in November that it had sent drones to Russia in limited numbers in the months before it began its invasion of Ukraine. But it has refused to supply military equipment for use in the war in Ukraine.

“Russia has a Kinzhal missile that fires ballistic missiles,” Ihnat said Monday. “They have Kh-22 ballistic missiles. And they have S-300 and S-400 rockets that hit the projectile. These are the challenges and threats we face right now.”

Ihnat said so To “defeat the missile threat”, Ukraine needs air defense systems such as the latest American Patriot PAC-3 and the French-made SAMP/T (Sol-Air Moyenne Portée/Terrestre).

The United States has not announced details of the Patriot air defense system it plans to supply to Ukraine. The Ukrainian military is set to begin training on the Patriot missile system earlier this month.

Previous reports from Kylie Atwood, Ellie Kaufman, Oren Liebermann and Haley Britzky in Washington and Celine Alkhaldi in Abu Dhabi.

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