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Ukraine says Iran complicit in Russian war crimes

Ukraine says Iran complicit in Russian war crimes
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Providing weapons to wage a war of aggression in Ukraine and kill Ukrainian citizens makes Iran complicit in the crime of aggression, war crimes and terrorist acts of Russia against Ukraine, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said.

It noted that in the last week alone, the Russian Federation has struck through more than a hundred Iranian kamikaze drones against residential buildings, power stations, sewage treatment plants, bridges and playgrounds in a number of Ukrainian cities. Dozens of people, including children, were killed and injured. A third of Ukraine's energy infrastructure was affected. The buildings of two diplomatic missions in Kyiv were damaged.

"We call on Tehran to immediately stop supplying Russia with any weapons. Otherwise, Iran and its leadership will bear the strictest responsibility, including within the framework of international legal proceedings addressing Russia's crimes against Ukraine," the Foreign Ministry said.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba also appealed today to the ministers of foreign affairs of the European Union member states with a call to impose sanctions on Iran for helping Russia in its terror against Ukrainians. The tough sanctions against Iran are gaining particular relevance amid reports of the intentions of the Iranian side to transfer surface-to-surface ballistic missiles to Russia for its use in the war against Ukraine.

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