Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh

Tehran(IP) - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said that almost all Iranians had left Ukraine, and some have remained voluntarily in some cities of the country.

Iran PressIran News: The Russian special operation in Ukraine began on Thursday morning, February 24, after President Vladimir Putin ordered his forces to enter Ukraine, following months of a heavy military build-up on the border.

According to Iran Press, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a televised interview on Wednesday night: "The first and second phases of the Iranians' withdrawal from Ukraine are almost over, and we are now at a stage where a number of Iranians in the cities of this country are scattered at their own will."

Khatibzadeh continued: "The initial crisis about the Iranians is almost over and now we are preparing another flight for Friday."

He reminded: "So far in Poland alone, about 600 Iranians have been received and settled in Warsaw and border cities, and also in Romania, the number is increasing exponentially, although there are statistics of Iranians living in Ukraine."

On Tuesday, the first plane carrying Iranian students living in Ukraine from Poland arrived at Imam Khomeini Airport.

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Russia has said that its operation in Ukraine is not the beginning of a war but an attempt to prevent a world war. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 21 criticized the West for ignoring Moscow's security concerns and said his country recognizes the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk in Donbas.


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