Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies and a member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on the air of the RBC program asked the hosts not to “rock the boat” and not to focus on drones from Iran, because “this is a classic of stories - there is an ass, but no words, we all We know that they are Iranian, but the authorities do not recognize them.” However, in an interview with Rise, he stated that he did not remember this.
“I don’t remember saying that, probably, this is some kind of production. Perhaps it was, or perhaps it wasn't. I don't remember, unfortunately. It was a long time ago. After covid, the brain is bad,” he said.
At the same time, the broadcast was on October 19. This issue is not on the RBC website, but The Insider found it in the search engine's cache.
Russia regularly bombards Ukraine with Iranian drones. At the same time, both Russia and Iran deny the supply of drones. To prove that they are Iranian, Ukraine invited UN experts. However, Russia began to blackmail the UN with the rejection of the grain deal if the organization's experts decide to investigate the drones.
On October 20, the European Council in record time agreed on sanctions against Iran for the supply of drones to Russia. “After three days of negotiations, the EU ambassadors agreed on measures against the organizations supplying Iranian drones that attacked Ukraine,” the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union said on Twitter. The sanctions include freezing the assets of three individuals and one legal entity responsible for delivering the drones. They will also apply to four Iranian organizations that have already appeared in the previous sanctions list. The sanctions will come into force on Thursday, October 20, after being published in the Official Journal of the EU.