Russia’s Use of Iranian Kamikaze Drones Creates New Dangers for Ukrainian Troops

Russia has inflicted serious damage on Ukrainian forces with recently introduced Iranian drones, Ukrainian commanders say. The Shahed-136 delta-wing drones have destroyed two 152-mm self-propelled howitzers, two 122-mm artillery pieces, as well as two BTR armored infantry vehicles, Col. Kulagin said. The drones are relatively small and fly at a very low altitude, making it hard for Ukrainian air-defense systems to detect them. The U.S. and allies could provide Ukraine with more advanced antidotes, or step in to disrupt Iranian drone shipments.

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