UNITED NATIONS, October 22. /TASS/. The United Nations Secretariat may carry out an investigation into the alleged use of Iranian drones in Ukraine only after it has a mandate from the UN Security Council, but there was no such decision, Russia’s Permanent Mission to the world organization said in a letter circulated among members of the UN Security Council on Friday.
"The note by the President of the Security Council <…> of January 16, 2022 <…> clearly says in its paragraph 2 that it is the Security Council itself who is responsible for the monitoring of the implementation of the resolution 2231," the letter says.
"No such decision has been adopted by the Council with regard to the request of the Ukraine stated in its letter circulated in the Security Council," it says.