Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Iran's Supply of Weapons to Russia for Waging War against Ukraine

September 23, 2022

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Following the order of the President of Ukraine to introduce immediate measures in response to the facts of the use of Iranian-made weapons by the Russian Federation troops on the territory of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has summoned the Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ukraine on September 23, 2022. 

The Foreign Ministry stated that the supply of Iranian weapons to Russia for its further use by Russian troops against the Ukrainian civilian population and the Defense Forces unequivocally contradicts the position of neutrality and respect for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity that was publicly declared by the top leadership of Iran. Supplying Russia with weapons to wage war against Ukraine is an unfriendly act that heavily damages Ukraine-Iran relations. 

In response to such an unfriendly act, the Ukrainian side decided to revoke the accreditation of the Ambassador of Iran to Ukraine and significantly reduce the number of diplomatic personnel of the Iranian embassy in Kyiv.