UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Churkin told reporters that he had recently spoken to the Russia’s attorney, who said that last night a very loud explosion could be heard “some 200 meters [650 feet] from our embassy.”
There are still Russian diplomats remaining in Sanaa, Churkin added.
The Russian envoy stressed that the United States supported the Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels’ positions in Yemen, and thus they are also responsible for inviolability of the diplomatic buildings.
A Saudi Arabia-led coalition began conducting airstrikes against the Houthi positions in Yemen at the end of March, upon Persident Hadi's request.
More than 1,200 people have been killed and over 5,000 have been injured in Yemen since the Saudi-led coalition launched airstrikes on the country, the WHO said.