Relations Between Russia and Iran in the Context of Russia’s SMO in Ukraine

Kirichenko V.P.


The article examines the impact of the SMO in Ukraine on relations between Iran and Russia. Tehran expressed its understanding when Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine. Iran's position can be explained by the fact that Ukraine is not an immediate neighbor of Iran, and economic relations between the two states are rather weak, while the Iranian authorities consider Russia a strategic partner. Russia and Iran cooperate in the energy, military and trade spheres. The development of relations between Iran and Russia is of particular importance due to the international sanctions imposed on both states.


Iran; Russia; Ukraine, Special military operation; cooperation.

DOI: 10.31249/rimm/2023.04.05

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