The Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani informed that the situation in Ukraine is being monitored and that our Embassy is in contact with the Macedonian citizens who are in the country, in order to help them leave.
We monitor the situation in terms of our citizens who are there. So far we have had several appeals to use all the opportunities to return here to Skopje via commercial flights. Some of them returned, some did not. I am in communication with our Embassy. From this morning we have several citizens needing documents to be able to leave the country, but we are already making plans for the evacuation of our diplomats, although we have not yet made that decision. However, we are in constant coordination with our partners and our people on the ground to make the appropriate decisions, the foreign minister told the “Morning Briefing” show.
He informed that today two families sought help at our country’s Embassy in Kiev needing certain documents in order to leave the country. Osmani reminded that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been appealing for weeks, in order not to be in a situation today when the roads and ways to meet their need are blocked. He says that our diplomats are there and will find a way to help them as long as they have the opportunity, and then we will make a decision to evacuate our diplomats from the Embassy.