Kyiv has developed a network of agents on Russian territory and has begun supplying them with drones, CNN revealed on Monday.
Washington officials, familiar with intelligence, said the cells were made up of Ukrainian supporters and agents well-trained to operate drones. Kyiv is believed to be supplying them with self-made drones that are believed to be smuggled into Russian territory, either in whole or in parts. Two senior officials told CNN there was no evidence that U.S. drones were used for sabotage purposes.
According to the report, Washington believes that these pro-Ukrainian agents are responsible for the Kremlin attack a month ago. It's unclear whether other drone strikes have also come from Russian territory — for example, the one targeting Russian elite settlements west of Moscow a week ago or an attack on an oil refinery in southern Russia.
Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) spokesman Vasil Malyuk told CNN: "We will respond only after our victory. But the cotton is burning and will burn." "Cotton" is a term used in Ukraine to describe explosions in Russia due to double language: the Russian word khlopok has the meaning of an explosive sound when it is called in malara, and the meaning of cotton when it is pronounced in the above.
Meanwhile, Sky News reported this morning that the first solid evidence of the sale of Iranian weapons to Russia has been found. A security source told Deborah Haines, the network's military analyst, that the document was "100% authentic."
The contract revealed by Sky News, photo: Sky News
According to the report, if the 16-page document is indeed original, Iran appears to have sold Iran tank and artillery shells for just over $740 million. In another document, whose authenticity is also called into question online, another deal is summarized for $14,2022. The deal was signed on September <>, <> between the Iranian Ministry of Defense and the Russian arms export corporation Rosoboronaksport. Incidentally, a retired colonel interviewed by Sky claimed that in his opinion the Iranians charged the Russians exorbitant prices.
Specifications of the weapons that Iran is supposed to supply, photo: Sky News
The Russian and Iranian embassies declined to comment. Ukraine's ambassador to London, Vadim Prystaiko, told Sky: "We suspected something was happening. As soon as we can verify the document, we will act on it."
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