Ukrainian tanks move into the city, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, in Mariupol, February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

 – Iran urged its citizens residing in Ukraine to leave the country, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Thursday.

Iran’s embassy in Ukraine is currently working on obtaining flight permits for the evacuation flights given that the Ukrainian airspace is currently closed, ISNA added.

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom;Editing by Alison Williams)

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