Yemen: Russian embassy closes in Sanaa due to persisting Saudi-led blockade

Russia closed its embassy in Sanaa on Wednesday, as the country suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen due to the ongoing critical situation in the capital. The Russian ambassador and the diplomatic staff will temporarily move and operate from Riyadh in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, according to the Russian foreign ministry. The withdrawal of the Russian embassy comes amidst a blockade... Еще orchestrated by the Saudi-led coalition since October, in retaliation to Yemeni Houthis firing a ballistic missile which struck near Riyadh.

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