Ukraine Calls for Iranian Support to End War 

Ukraine Calls for Iranian Support to End War 
Ukraine Calls for Iranian Support to End War 

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in a phone call with his Iranian counterpart on Monday expressed admiration for Tehran’s opposition to war and requested its political support to end the Russian military operation. 
Kuleba said that his government is against the war, and that crucial talks which can put an end to the war should continue, IRNA reported.
The top diplomat’s call came ahead of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s trip to Moscow on Tuesday. 
“Iran is against the war in Ukraine, supports a peaceful solution. I asked to convey my message in Moscow: Russia must stop [bombardments], commit to the ceasefire, and withdraw from Ukraine,” Kuleba wrote on Twitter after the phone call.
It has been 20 days since Russia launched an assault against neighboring Ukraine following months of military buildup behind their shared borders. 
Russia and Ukraine have been holding talks to discuss a ceasefire and establish civilian corridors to help the Ukrainian people escape line of fire harmlessly. 
Kuleba also thanked the Iranian government for humanitarian aid sent to Ukraine’s shared border with Poland to assist refugees. 
Iran is coordinating with Poland’s foreign ministry to station a medical team affiliated with the Red Crescent Society at Ukraine’s border with Poland to provide assistance to war-stricken refugees.
“The Ukrainian government will do its utmost to protect diplomatic properties, including Iran’s,” Kuleba said during the phone conversation.
Amir-Abdollahian in turn said that the Islamic Republic of Iran supports all efforts aimed at resolving Ukraine’s crisis.
Pointing to the absence of double standards in Iran’s attitude, the top official said, “We’re against war in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Yemen.”
The official pointed to Kuleba’s talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during last week’s Antalya Diplomacy Forum and encouraged the diplomatic path as a solution for the catastrophe unfolding in Europe.

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