Russian drones used in Ukraine may include Western parts, ambassador says

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The Russian ambassador to Canada said in an interview with CBC News that Western electronics might be found in Russian drones being used in Ukraine. 

“It is possible,” said ambassador Oleg Stepanov, when asked whether Canadian or other Western electronics could be found in Russia’s prized Orlan-10 drones. “But not necessarily.”

The Orlan-10 is one of Russia’s most critical and widely used aerial assets in its war against Ukraine. The Russian military uses them to spy on the frontline Ukrainian targets it attacks with artillery barrages or missiles.

Last week, a CBC News investigation revealed that the St. Petersburg-based Special Technology Center (STC), a Russian arms maker that

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