Oct 24 (Reuters) – Russia continues to use Iranian uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) against targets throughout the Ukrainian territory, the British Ministry of Defence said on Monday.
Russia is likely using the Iranian Shahed-136 UAVs to infiltrate Ukranian air defences and as a substitute for Russian-manufactured long-range precision weapons that are becoming increasingly scarce, the ministry said in its update on Twitter.
Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – 24 October 2022
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Ukrainian efforts to contain the UAVs have been successful, the ministry said.
(Reporting by Rittik Biswas in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Hogue)