How Putin Lost the Drone War – and How Iran Can Help Him in Ukraine

Russia is seemingly in the market to buy combat drones to address its weak UAV capability on the Ukrainian battlefield, and Iran offers plenty of options

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian tried over the weekend to deny American leaks regarding a deal between his country and Russia to supply drones for the war in Ukraine – but the situation seems clear-cut. Russia’s army has been bogged down for nearly five months since it invaded Ukraine, and among the many glaring flaws in its preparation has been the absence of a significant drone capability – which is integral to 21st-century warfare.

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