(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that Russia is preparing to increase its attacks on his country using Iranian-made exploding drones.
In his nightly video address last Monday, Zelensky said Ukraine had “information” that the Russians were “planning a prolonged attack” using Shahed exploding drones to break Ukraine’s resistance by “exhausting” its people, air defenses, and energy.
Since the fall, Iranian drones have been widely used in Ukraine with Russian forces deploying them to attack the country’s critical energy infrastructure.
In late December, the New York Times reported that the Biden administration has been working on a broad effort to stop Iran from producing and delivering drones to Russia.
According to intelligence, military, and national security officials in the US, Europe, and the Middle East, the administration’s expanding program is designed to “choke off Iran’s ability to manufacture drones and make it harder for Russia to launch unmanned “kamikaze” aircraft” while continuing to provide Ukraine with the defensive weapons necessary to “shoot them out of the sky,” the New York Times reported.
Part of that effort includes preventing Iran from acquiring the Western-made components needed to manufacture its drones.
National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson told the New York Times that administration officials are “looking at ways to target” Iran’s drone production using sanctions and export controls, as well as speaking with private companies who manufacture the components used in production.
Before Christmas, top Israeli officials held a secure video meeting with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to discuss Iran’s military relationship with Russia, including “the transfer of weapons the Kremlin is deploying against Ukraine,” according to the White House statement.
Meanwhile, the US is helping Ukraine target the sites from which the drones are being launched while providing equipment for Ukraine to detect the drones early once they are launched.