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Russia war forces Iran to relocate Kyiv embassy

Iranian authorities face anger at home over their failure to promptly evacuate nationals caught up in the Russian war on Ukraine.
Iranian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The Iranian Embassy in Kyiv said it was relocating to neighboring Moldova, citing "the impossibility of maintaining normal operations" amid the intensifying Russian war on Ukraine.

According to its March 22 statement, Iran's diplomatic mission will continue in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, "until the situation in Ukraine is back to normal."

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