That’s according to CBC News, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
Iranian, Ukrainian communities rally at Russian Embassy to condemn 'common oppressors'
Cries of "Shame!" amplified by loudspeakers capped a protest outside the Embassy of Russia in Ottawa that drew members of the city's Ukrainian and Iranian communities.
About 200 people participated in the joint rally on the Charlotte Street sidewalk as a steady flow of vehicles, several honking in support, streamed by.
Organizer Kaveh Shakouri, who left Iran for Canada in 2008, said the Ukrainian and Iranian communities came together in part to protest Iran's supply of drones to Russia.
Ukraine has accused Russia of using the drones during its ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
"We have common oppressors," Shakouri said.
The rally's other purpose, Shakouri added, was to read out the names of 200 people in Ukraine and Iran whom he said have died since Russia first invaded Ukraine in February and in the weeks after protests erupted in Iran in September.Read also: Russia used over 400 Iranian Shahed-136 drones against Ukraine – Air Force spokesman
It should be recalled that last month, Canada expanded sanctions on Iran and did the same on Russia early this month. In general, Canadian sanctions cover several thousand Iranians and Russians involved in mass crimes and human rights violations.
Photo: Guy Quenneville/CBC
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