Russian embassy suspends activity in Yemen

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Russian embassy suspends activity in Yemen

Russian Federation removed all of its diplomatic personnel from Yemen and has temporarily shut its embassy there, the country's Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.

"Taking into account the situation in Sanaa, a decision was made to temporarily suspend the Russian diplomatic presence in Yemen", Zakharova was quoted as saying by Russia's official TASS news agency.

Russian Federation has evacuated its nationals and embassy staff from Sanaa, Yemen's Houthi-held capital, in coordination with a Saudi-led Arab coalition, APA reports quoting AA.

According to the United Nations, the blockade of the Yemeni port by coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia continues and leads to a lack of "fuel, food and medicine, significantly increasing the number of people in need who need help".

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Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in neighbouring Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to push back the Houthi rebels, who are said to be backed by Iran, and restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The lives of millions of people, including 8.4 million Yemenis who are a step away from starvation, hinge on our ability to continue our operations and to provide health, safe water, food, shelter and nutrition support, McGoldrick added.

In its most recent statement, the Russian embassy in Yemen said in August that it was concerned about the "high intensity of air strikes by the Arab coalition on Yemeni cities and towns that often lead to civilian casualties".

Green said he was "deeply concerned on so many fronts" about the crisis in Yemen, but in particular the failure to get fuel into the country so people have access to clean water.

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He called on all groups involved in the conflict to "fully facilitate sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access, as required by global humanitarian law".

Russian Federation has pulled its diplomatic staff out of Yemen over fears of a declining security situation in the capital Sanaa.

Hodeidah is the main route into the country for food and aid, and its partial blockade by the coalition is said to be the main reason...

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