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EU Inches Toward Sanctioning Iran for Supplying Drones to Russia

  • Countries want to determine dates of alleged drone deliveries
  • Issue likely to come up at EU leaders’ summit, official says
A Russian kamikaze drone attack in Kyiv, on Oct. 17.

A Russian kamikaze drone attack in Kyiv, on Oct. 17.

Photographer: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

European Union countries want to review evidence to confirm when Iranian drones were delivered to Russia before imposing new sanctions against the country, according to people familiar with the issue.

Ukrainian officials have highlighted the use of Iranian-made drones in recent Russian attacks across Ukraine since mid-September. Several reports and intelligence assessments have concluded that drones were most likely delivered during the summer.