Russia suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen, moves envoy to Riyadh

Russia suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen, moves envoy to Riyadh
Russia suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen, moves envoy to Riyadh

Russia has suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sana'a, Reuters cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying.

The Russian ambassador to Yemen and some diplomatic staff will be working temporarily out of the Saudi capital Riyadh.

A Russian plane evacuated embassy staff and some Russian nationals from Sana'a earlier on Tuesday, Saudi press said, citing the Saudi-led military coalition fighting against the Houthi terrorists.

It quoted an official source in the coalition as saying it had received a request for permission for a Russian plane to evacuate the personnel, and that the plane had left Sana'a airport.

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