Iran plans to send Russia with “up to several hundred” drones to be used in the war in Ukraine, the report says that the Iranian government is preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles], including weapons-capable UAVs, on an expedited timeline. Iran is also preparing to train Russian forces to use these UAVs, with initial training sessions slated to begin as soon as early July. Iranian state media reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran next week to discuss deepening economic and security ties.
In another event the Ukrainian President criticized Canada for carving out an exemption to Russian sanctions, saying it could be perceived by Moscow as a sign of “weakness” that the Kremlin could exploit. Under pressure from Europe, Ottawa agreed to allow a gas turbine used in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline that had been undergoing repairs in Canada to be returned to Germany.