Military experts have shared versions of why Russia no longer uses Shahed drones.
This was reported by the Ukrainian BBC news service.
In early September, Russia started actively using Iranian drones to shell Ukrainian infrastructure. But for the past two weeks there has been no information about the enemy using the Shahhed-136 kamikaze drones.
According to Ukraine's air force spokesman Yuriy Ignat, Russia is not using Iranian strike drones because the first batch has already run out:
It is likely that the first batch they received has already expired. Out of the first batch more than 400 "Shaked" drones were used against Ukraine, somewhere around 340 were beaten up.
In his opinion, Iran cannot deliver the next batch of drones yet because of complicated political processes inside the country.
In her turn, Natalia Gumenyuk, spokeswoman for the Operational Command South, believes that Russia is temporarily changing the tactics of the use of "shakheeds" - keeping them for simultaneous use with massive missile strikes.
Another reason is given by military expert Dmitriy Snegirev. He believes that diplomatic efforts played a major role. And pressure on Iran forced it to stop supplying drones to Russia.