Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Iran-Russia Collaboration Evident

The Ukrainian president emphasizes that the 'Shahed' drones spreading terror are the same ones conducting identical actions in Europe

by Sead Dedovic
Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Iran-Russia Collaboration Evident
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After Iran decided to attack Israel, reactions from important political figures around the world followed. Certainly, one of the most interesting reactions came from the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who condemned Iran's attack on Israel. The Ukrainian leader emphasized that there are many similarities between Russia and Iran, with both countries prominently using the same unmanned aerial vehicles. Zelenskyy is aware that these countries are in good relations and believes they have similar philosophies.

"Ukraine condemns Iran’s attack on Israel using “Shahed” drones and missiles. We in Ukraine know very well the horror of similar attacks by Russia, which uses the same “Shahed” drones and Russian missiles, the same tactics of mass air strikes."- Zelenskyy wrote on X!

The Ukrainian president believes that Russia and Iran have similar intentions, and the result of their actions is unrest in the region. However, Zelenskyy fears that such attacks by Iran will not only affect the Middle East but that such a conflict could escalate on a broader scale, much like the one in Ukraine. Zelensky has emphasized many times before that if Russian President Vladimir Putin succeeds in his intentions, he would desire to attack other neighboring countries, potentially leading to a new world war.

"Every effort must be made to prevent a further escalation in the Middle East. Iran's actions threaten the entire region and the world, just as Russia's actions threaten a larger conflict, and the obvious collaboration between the two regimes in spreading terror must face a resolute and united response from the world. "- he continued.

The Ukrainian president emphasizes that the 'Shahed' drones spreading terror are the same ones conducting identical actions in Europe, specifically in Ukraine. Zelenskyy highlights that such attacks from Iran must be seen as a wake-up call for the free world. He believes that the only way to achieve peace is through unity and resolve. World leaders must recognize the danger posed by Russia and Iran and react promptly. His greatest fear is that such a conflict could spread worldwide, a situation that would be unacceptable to anyone.

Vladimir Putin
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The Ukrainian leader believes that key figures should react more than just talk. Words cannot help them at this moment, considering that assistance is urgently needed. Zelenskyy stresses that without adequate assistance, Ukraine will not have the strength to resist such an opponent. For him, it is imperative to strengthen security to prevent new attacks from Russia.

He expects the United States Congress to take crucial steps to assist Ukraine. Americans still face challenges in Congress, which prevents aid from reaching Ukraine in these critical moments. The question is whether there will even be a solution found for this type of problem.

The partnership between Ukraine and Russia has been enduring for a long time

The best evidence of the friendship between Russia and Iran is illustrated by the fact that earlier this year, several Iranian-made drones were shot down in Ukraine. Zelenskyy emphasized at the time that this speaks volumes about the excellent relationship between Iran and Russia. 

While Russia and Iran have been in good relations for a considerable period, that relationship hasn't always been filled with trust, as there has always been a degree of caution and fear. 

However, Russians now hold a different stance, realizing the importance of allies like Iran. This country can be highly significant to them in terms of military aid as well as other forms of assistance. 

Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin
Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin© Alexey Filippov / Host Photo Agency/Ria Novosti

Russians believe that Iranian assistance is crucial in achieving their goals in the foreseeable future. Shortly after, Americans expressed concern, considering that the amazing relationship between these two countries could threaten the global situation. 

Russians have primarily benefited from this relationship through drones, and the agreement between Russia and Iran seems to have been reached in the autumn of 2022. Key Russian politicians consider Iran to be an important partner during the war in Ukraine.

In the field of intelligence cooperation, Russia agreed to launch a new Iranian satellite into orbit in August 2022, which is another sign of deepening the strategic alliance between these two states. Current and former American officials have stated that the Iranian satellite is likely positioned above Ukraine to gather data for Russia.

The Russians expect that they will continue to maintain such great relations with Ukrainians in the foreseeable future, with optimism that Iranians can be even more important partners in achieving their goals. Russians are now eagerly awaiting their chance, aware that Ukrainians have issues regarding armaments and military strength. It is expected that Putin could make the final decision, aiming for a major offensive and the realization of his goal.

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