Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that the Macedonian diplomatic mission remains, made of an Ambassador, a diplomat and two Macedonian citizens, remains in Kiev, in hiding from the air raids.

They spend most of their day in the shelter. They could not go to their homes and sleep in the Embassy. We are trying to evacuate them. There are about 20 EU ambassadors in Kiev and they also can’t get out. The city is surrounded, Osmani said.

The Russian military made a surprisingly quick push for the capital, and there are now reports of fighting around the city and even in the center.