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White House says Iran may provide Russia with hundreds of drones

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The United States said Monday that it has intelligence indicating Iran may soon supply Russia with hundreds of unmanned aerial vehicles, including “weapons-capable” drones, to use in its war with Ukraine, a move that would underscore the growing cooperation between two American adversaries.

National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Iran could provide “up to several hundred” drones “on an expedited timeline,” but he added that it was unclear whether any of the devices had already been delivered. Citing U.S. information, Sullivan said Iran is prepared to train Russian forces to use the UAVs and could begin doing so as soon as this month.

Here’s what else to know

  • In Ukraine, Russian airstrikes in the east and north early Monday killed 21 people and injured at least 28, officials from those regions said.
  • European countries are on edge after the flow of gas from Russia into Germany through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline stopped Monday for a 10-day scheduled maintenance period.
  • Ukraine is readying a force of 1 million with Western weapons to attempt to retake southern territory from Russian troops, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told Britain’s Times newspaper.
  • The Uber Files: A trove of documents obtained by the Guardian and shared with The Washington Post as well as other newsrooms and nonprofits reveal that Uber viewed Russia as among the company’s most important foreign markets — but failed to gain a foothold there.
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In Ukraine, Russian airstrikes in the east and north early Monday killed 21 people and injured at least 28, officials from those regions said.
European countries are on edge after the flow of gas from Russia into Germany through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline stopped Monday for a 10-day scheduled maintenance period.
Ukraine is readying a force of 1 million with Western weapons to attempt to retake southern territory from Russian troops, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told Britain’s Times newspaper.
The Uber Files: A trove of documents obtained by the Guardian and shared with The Washington Post as well as other newsrooms and nonprofits reveal that Uber viewed Russia as among the company’s most important foreign markets — but failed to gain a foothold there.

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