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Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, confirmed in an interview with The Guardian that several Iranian military advisers were killed in the annexed Crimea, who helped the Russian military operate Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drones.
At the end of October The Jerusalem Post informedthat, according to American and Ukrainian sources, ten Iranian citizens were killed in Crimea due to Ukrainian strikes, who were training Russian soldiers to use Iranian drones.
Oleksiy Danilov, writes The Guardian, made it clear that Ukraine would pursue any further Iranian military presence. “You shouldn’t be where you shouldn’t be. They were in our territory. We did not invite them here, and if they cooperate with terrorists and participate in the destruction of our nation, we must kill them,” he said during an interview in Kyiv.
Iran and Russia denied for months that Moscow was receiving combat drones from Tehran, which are used in Ukraine. In early November, the Iranian Foreign Minister said that the country supplied drones to Russia, but in “small” quantities even before the start of the war.
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