Kyiv brought the West to convene the UN Security Council on Iranian drones

Ukraine (, - The United States, Britain and France, three of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plan to raise the issue of alleged Iranian arms sales to Russia at a closed meeting of the world body's Security Council this Wednesday, said diplomats after Ukraine accused Russia of violating a UN Security Council resolution on an arms embargo from Iran, reports Reuters today, October 19.

Diplomats who spoke to the British news agency said that all three Western nuclear powers also believe that Russia's alleged purchase of Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is a violation of the UN Security Council resolution.

In addition, Ukraine has invited UN experts to test drones believed to be of Iranian origin, which Russia is "using to attack Ukrainian targets in violation of this resolution," according to a letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Russia previously launched dozens of kamikaze drones across Ukraine, destroying that country's energy infrastructure. Kyiv claims that Moscow is using Iranian-made Shahed-136 strike UAVs. Russia rejects such claims, pointing out that these are Geran-2 drones of its own production.

One way or another, but Kyiv decided to break off diplomatic relations with Tehran because of arms exports to Russia.

Iran itself also denies supplying drones to Moscow.

Earlier in the Western media there were reports citing "high-ranking Iranian officials and diplomats" that the Islamic Republic "has promised to provide Russia with ground-to-ground missiles in addition to more drones."

Russia is shelling the territory of Ukraine with Iranian kamikaze drones Shahed-136, as reported, Volodymyr Zelensky announced on October 10, writing in his accounts that the Russian army has two goals - “energy facilities and people.”

Kyiv brought the West to convene the UN Security Council on Iranian drones