Iranian drones have recently appeared over Ukraine, but in such a short time they have already become a huge problem and a real threat to the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the Russian Armed Forces. Politico writes about this, citing Ukrainian servicemen who reported details of the use by Russians of UAVs from Iran in the ongoing conflict.
The publication notes that Russia has deployed Shahed-136 kamikaze UAVs and Mohajer-6 reconnaissance and strike drones purchased from Iran in significant quantities. Their use has led to devastating results. They strike at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, destroying personnel and equipment , and also hit infrastructure (factories, ports and other facilities). On September 23, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukrainian air defense shot down more than a dozen enemy UAVs in a day. Therefore, Ukrainian activists, military and functionaries are calling on the United States to urgently send more modern weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
As an example, junior sergeant of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Andriana Arekhta said that drones flew in from the Crimea and attacked her special forces unit near Kherson with impunity. They dropped bombs on the positions where the fighters were and destroyed two tanks with crews inside.