In this course of this conflict we have seen that the Iranians have been good pals to Russia. Today I have this piece by reporter Anton Nikitin. His source is a man named Boris Rozhin, who works as an expert for the Center of Military-Political Journalistics.
According to Rozhin, yesterday (Friday, Sept 23) was the day when use of Iranian kamikaze drones went off the charts. On multiple fronts, all at once. [yalensis: I can’t help but wonder if things all came together synchronistically after a period of training and absorption into the existing structure of the Russian BTG’s.]
The sudden activation of the suicide drones on multiple fronts came as an unpleasant surprise to the Ukrainians.
Rozhin: “A couple of the drones were shot down, but nonetheless several of them reached their targets, one of which was the destruction of a decision-making center in Odessa. In this particular case, the [Ukrainian anti-air] was not able to intercept it.”
Ticked off by the warm friendship displayed between Iran and Russia, the Ukrainian Foreign Service deprived their Iranian Ambassador of his accreditation and expelled several Iranian diplomats from Kiev.
The Americans and Europeans are also taking note, that Moscow is starting to utilize Iranian drones more and more. Why? Probably because they are said to be really good.
Westies Running Out Of Tanks
Meanwhile, in a related story, I have this piece by reporter Alexei Degtyarev. Western countries have depleted their supplies of T-72 tanks, so now they are sending Ukraine T-55’s (actually M-55’s). Problem: The Ukrainians don’t have ammo for these new tanks, so all they got is something to drive around in.
The T-55 is of Soviet design. The Western variety is the M-55, which is souped-up (according to NATO standards) T-55, with modernized engine and armor. The cannon is a 105mm standard NATO cannon. However, the Ukrainian ammo doesn’t fit it, because it’s the wrong calibre. This according to a source in the Military Watch Magazine.
People used to call Afghanistan the “Elephants Graveyard of Empires”, I wonder if they will start to call the Ukraine the Elephants Graveyard of weapons.