25 Feb. () –
The British secret services have reported this Saturday that Russia has exhausted its reserves of Iranian drones and would already be looking for ways to replace these devices.
“There has been no news of Iranian suicide drone attacks in Ukraine since February 15, 2023,” the British Ministry of Defense reported in a statement posted on Twitter on Sunday.
In addition, the report states that at least 24 Iranian Shahed-136 drones have been shot down from the end of January to the beginning of February, which should be added to the “dozens” of these devices shot down in the first days of the year.
“This lack of use of drones indicates that Russia has probably run out of reserves. Russia will probably want to resupply,” he said.
London acknowledges that “these weapons do not have a good target kill rate, but Russia surely sees them as useful decoys that can distract Ukrainian air defenses from the much more effective Russian cruise missiles.”