British Ministry of Defense: Russia continues to rely on Iranian OWA drones

Over the past two weeks, Russia has likely launched several waves of attacks against Ukrainian ports. The attacks have been carried out using Iranian-made one-way unmanned aerial attack (OWA) drones.

As the British Ministry of Defense points out in its daily update on Twitter reported, Russia is most likely using it to try to force international shipping to stop trading through its ports. The drones have hit targets within 200 meters of the Romanian border, suggesting that Russia is only increasing its risk appetite for attacks that are close to NATO territory. Moreover, there is a realistic possibility that Russia will use OWA drones for its attacks in this area because the armed forces believe they pose a lower risk of escalation than cruise missiles.

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Colonel Mykola Urshalovych, the Ukrainian director of the National Guard Planning Department, announced that Ukrainian forces had advanced up to 650 meters toward Russian defenses on a front of 1.5 kilometers. As reported, a Russian military blogger also wrote that Ukrainian forces had advanced near Mykilske. The town is located about 30 kilometers southwest of the Russian-occupied major city of Donetsk. Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, indicated that Russian defense lines along the front remain heavily mined.

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Image:, Vladimir Putin at the site Donguzsky (2015-09-19) 10.jpg, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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