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War in Ukraine: kyiv reduces Iranian diplomatic presence because of arms deliveries to Moscow

2022-09-26T05:29:30.073Z

Ukraine to 'significantly reduce' Iran's diplomatic presence in the country in retaliation for arms shipments from Tehran to...



Ukraine to '

significantly reduce

' Iran's diplomatic presence in the country in retaliation for arms shipments from Tehran to Moscow the day a Russian strike by Iranian drones left one dead in the port of Odessa .

"

In response to such a hostile act, the Ukrainian side has decided to deprive the Iranian Ambassador to Ukraine of his accreditation and to significantly reduce the number of diplomatic staff at the Iranian Embassy in Kyiv

," he said. the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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This decision was notified to the Iranian charge d'affaires in Ukraine, who was summoned to the ministry, according to the same source.

"

The Iranian side has been informed that the supply of Iranian arms to Russia (...) directly contradicts the position of neutrality, respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine

", continued the ministry. .

"

Supplying Russia with weapons to wage war on Ukraine is a hostile act that deals a serious blow to Ukraine-Iran relations

," he added.

A civilian was killed Friday, September 23 in a Russian attack carried out using Iranian drones on the port city of Odessa, in southern Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian army.

An Iranian Shahed-136 drone was shot down over the sea in this attack.

The army also assured on Friday that it shot down an Iranian-made Mohajer-6 drone in another area.

Source: lefigaro

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