December 12, 2017 – FRN –
All the employees of the Russian embassy in Yemen have left the country, said official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
“Taking into account the situation in Sana’a, a decision was made to temporarily suspend the Russian diplomatic presence in Yemen,” she said.
The ambassador and some of the staff will perform their functions while in Riyadh.
Previously, Saudi media reported that the Russian aircraft evacuated staff of the diplomatic mission and other citizens of the country.
On December 4, the former president was killed in a shootout with the rebels.
Also this month, the building of the TV center in Sanaa, where the Yemen Today channel office is located, 40 journalists were taken hostage, including a freelance correspondent for Sputnik. Four of them are known to have been killed.
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