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Iran 'directly engaged' in Russia’s war in Ukraine, White House says

The Pentagon is actively consulting with allies to provide air defense systems to Ukraine to defend against Russia’s bombardments using Iranian drones.
Ukraine drone

The White House on Thursday accused Iran of direct involvement in Russia’s war in Ukraine, saying military advisers from Tehran assisted Russian pilots in bombarding the capital city of Kyiv and other civilian centers earlier this week using Iranian-made kamikaze drones.

“Today we can confirm that Russian military personnel that are based in Crimea have been piloting Iranian UAVs, using them to conduct strikes across Ukraine, including strikes against Kyiv in recent days,” the White House's National Security Council coordinator John Kirby told reporters today.

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