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Ukraine Latest: US Envoy Rejects Iran Version of Drone Shipments

An Iranian-made Shahed-136 loitering drone during a Russian attack on Kyiv in October.

An Iranian-made Shahed-136 loitering drone during a Russian attack on Kyiv in October.

Photographer: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

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A US envoy called Iran’s statement that it provided drones to Russia months before the invasion of Ukraine “not true,” saying the Tehran government transferred dozens “just this summer.” That followed Iran’s first acknowledgement of any sort that it supplied Russia with drones.  

Ukraine’s grid operator said it was limiting power supplies to Kyiv and seven northern and central regions because of damage from Russian strikes. Over a dozen drones and missiles were shot down in the past day.