Ukraine's Zelensky proposes Iran sanctions bill
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed a bill that imposes sanctions on Iran, a Russian ally, for a period of 50 years.
A view of damages inside an administrative building after overnight shelling by shock drones in Kyiv, Ukraine, 28 May 2023 amid the Russian invasion.Photo: EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO
The proposal was made in response to Tehran's supplying weapons to Moscow, Zelensky's chief of staff Andriy Yermak said on Sunday.
The arms shipments, including drones, are said to have started after Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year, according to Kyiv and its allies. Iran, however, denies the accusations.
The bill would see blocking Iranian goods from passing through Ukraine, prohibiting the use of Ukrainian airspace, and implementing trade, financial, and technology sanctions.
Earlier on Sunday, Ukrainian officials reported that the largest drone strike to date, conducted by Moscow, occurred overnight.
The strike involved 54 drones of Iranian origin, with 52 of them successfully downed, Ukraine's armed forces said.