Russia accidentally shot down its own Iranian-made drone over Crimea, Newsweek writes.
The fact that a Ukrainian drone was “jammed and grounded” in the eastern part of the peninsula by means of electronic warfare (EWC) was reported on June 6 by the “head” of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, specifying that there were no casualties or destruction as a result of the incident. He also published a photo of the downed drone.
The post was replicated by Z-channels. Also, a video of the drone strike appeared on the Web. However, later it was found out that the downed drone was a reconnaissance strike UAV Mohajer-6 supplied by Iran. Such UAVs are used by Russia in the war against Ukraine.
The fact that it was an Iranian drone can be determined by the characteristic parts of the wings and chassis, wrote the “Military Informer” channel. “The drone caught fire already in the air, which suggests it was hit by anti-aircraft systems. Because of the initial information about the alleged shooting down of the Ukrainian UAV, we can assume that Mohajer-6 fell victim to friendly fire after all”, it added.
Bloggers also pointed out that the drone flew without ammunition, which “indicates either its reconnaissance mission or its return from a combat mission with already expended weapons.
Ukrainian Interior Ministry advisor Anton Gerashchenko also commented on the incident, praising Russian air defense forces for their “good work”.