Mikhaylo Podoljak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has called for strikes inside Iran as the country’s drones are hitting Ukrainian forces.
On November 5, Mikhail Podlyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, called for a military attack on Iran’s drone production base. President Zelensky repeated Podoljak’s belligerent rhetoric the next day. Strict Iran ‘will be punished’ Suspicion of supplying drones to Russia.
Kyiv took a hostile stance against Tehran after Russia claimed it deployed Iran-supplied drones to attack Ukrainian civilian infrastructure.
and interview Speaking to a Ukrainian news outlet on November 5, Podoljak argued that responses to Iran’s supply of drones to Russia should not be limited to sanctions or outright trade bans. complete embargo. It seems to me that it is possible to carry out certain attacks against the production of drones, ballistic missiles, etc. ”
Iran’s government responded to claims by Ukrainian and Western backers by admitting to providing drones to Russian forces prior to Military operations in Ukraine. According to Tehran, Iran is prepared to review evidence that its weapons were used to attack infrastructure targets in Ukraine. Russia officially rejected Using Iranian drones to attack Ukraine.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amiravdrahian said, “We have agreed with the Ukrainian foreign minister to provide the documents they have that Russia has used Iranian drones in Ukraine.” notification A press corps gathered in Tehran in early November.However Amirabd Khorahian said US and European interests ultimately pressured Ukrainian officials to refuse direct involvement.
“We made such an appointment two weeks ago in a European country. A military and political delegation went to that European country. Germany,” explained Amira Bholahian.
Kyiv is now resorting to threats against Iran as dialogue between the two countries on controversial topics has been hampered.
Russian forces launched an attack on the Ukrainian power grid. response Ukrainian military truck bombing of Kerch Bridge, which connects southern Russia with Crimea, on October 8.aAccording to Zelensky, the Russian strike was wiped out As much as 40% of the Ukrainian energy system.
The presence of Iranian drones appears to be causing serious headaches for the Ukrainian military, as both Zelensky and his top adviser Mikhail Podlyak have lashed out at Iran in recent statements. .
Podoljak not only called for airstrikes on Iranian military installations, Alleging that Iran is a destabilizing force, Without attacks on Iranian targets, the country would continue to arm “terrorist groups like Hezbollah” and the “terrorist Russian Federation.”
“This will continue unless the civilized world starts punishing — start punishing here now. This is only possible if we destroy the provinces there. For example, Vandal, we We are destroying the same drone production that we are destroying infrastructure now: genocide the sovereignty of the Ukrainian state.”
Podoljak is Ranked Third most influential Ukrainian according to Kyiv-based Focus magazine.
Zelensky threatens Iran
The day after Podoljak’s rant, Zelensky pressed Iran issue after meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
“Of course, today I discussed with Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen about the growing pressure on the Iranian regime. Russia’s complicity in terrorism must be punished,” Zelensky said on his website. “And we do not intend to bring this issue only to the level of our traditional partners. We would know the lingering effects of the threat to the world posed by Iran, had it not been for Iran to supply its aggressors with arms, we would be closer to peace than we are now.”
Iran is responsible for the murder of Ukrainians. A country that oppresses its own people is arming the Lou Monsters for genocide in the heart of Europe. That is what concessions to unfinished business and totalitarianism mean. When sanctions are insufficient…
— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) October 17, 2022
“Anyone who helps Russia prolong this war must be held accountable for the outcome of this war,” Zelensky said, adding that Russia is preparing for further “massive missile strikes on Iranian infrastructure.” He added that he “understands” that ”
So far, there is no record of Iranian missiles being used to attack Ukrainian infrastructure, but Zelensky declared that “we are preparing to respond.”
Just as Iranian-made drones appear to have given Russian forces a huge boost on the battlefield, the US HIMARS artillery system has enabled Iran’s huge gains, including the recapture of Kherson. But no senior official in the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened the United States or any other country in the same way. 40 countries It provided significant military aid to Ukraine.
Iran will send 2400 kamikaze drones and IRGC instructors to destroy 🇺🇦 infrastructure. With that money, Tehran will develop its military industry. Shouldn’t the countries whose existence Iran poses an existential threat send air defense forces to Ukraine? Until Iranian drones fly towards them.
— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) October 13, 2022
On October 13, Podoljak lashed out at Israel for not supplying Ukraine with advanced air defense systems, stating: “Shouldn’t a country whose existential threat is Iran send its air defenses to Ukraine? ‘ he tweeted.
As Grayzone reported in September this year, Zelensky fantasized About transforming his country into a hyper-militarized “big Israel”. To that end, he and his top advisers have begun threatening to extend the war to Iran’s borders.