Russia has threatened to reconsider cooperation with the UN, in particular, the grain deal, if the organization is engaged in the study of drones shot down in Ukraine. According to the BBC Russian Service, this was stated by the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky.
Earlier, Ukraine called UN experts to verify the origin of drones, with which Russia fires, including on civilian targets. Presumably, these drones are supplied to Russia by Iran.
According to Polyansky, these are Russian-made drones: “We have our own drone industry that creates products for this campaign, so all the accusations remain on the conscience of our Western colleagues.”
He added that the drones even have inscriptions in Russian. “I don’t think that Russian is so widely used in Iran,” Polyansky said. Earlier, Ukraine stated that Russia was repainting Iranian Shahed-136 drones and marking them with the inscription "Geran-2".
Polyansky made it clear that Russia might not extend the grain deal. An agreement on the export of grain from Ukrainian ports was signed by Moscow and Kiev on July 22 in Istanbul with the participation of the UN. It expires November 19th.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres earlier promised to send a team of specialists to Ukraine to study the wreckage of downed drones.
Meanwhile, the European Union agreed on sanctions against Iran for the supply of drones to Russia, which will affect 8 individuals and legal entities.
Iran at the same time denies the supply of drones to Russia.