British television channel Sky News has accused Iranian authorities of supplying arms to Russian troops. According to his source, Tehran handed Moscow around 300,000 pieces of artillery ammunition, hundreds of thousands of bullets for small arms, as well as shells for multiple rocket launcher systems.
The TV channel said that in January, two Russian-flagged ships entered Iranian ports on the Caspian Sea and then returned to Russia. His interlocutor claimed that Moscow paid for the ammunition in cash. One of Sky News’ pundits said the announced amount of military aid seemed too high.
The channel’s source, explaining the deal, pointed to the close military ties between Moscow and Tehran.
Russia continues to use Iran as a “rear base”
The West has previously said, but without providing evidence, that Iran provided Russia with hundreds of drones that were used in attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
Earlier, an administration official of South Korea’s Defense Procurement Program (DAPA), Kim Hyun-chul, said the republic’s government had approved export licenses for Poland to supply Krab howitzers with South Korean components to Ukraine. South Korea has not yet transferred weapons to Kiev, despite being asked to do so by US and NATO officials.
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