The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated it is working on repatriation of the 12 Maldivians who still remain in Ukraine.
At the press conference held yesterday, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Humaid said the ministry is working with the Maldives Embassy in Germany to monitor the situation of the Maldivians in Ukraine. He said a travel advisory has been issued to stop Maldivians from travelling to Ukraine, and Maldivians in the country have been advised to register at the nearest embassy.
He said the 15 Maldivian students who reached Hungary after leaving Ukraine will return to the Maldives soon. However, the ministry is working to find a safe route for the remaining Maldivians, who are 15 hours away from the Hungary border.
He also said the ministry is in touch with 137 Maldivian students in Belarus and 88 in Russia and is providing financial assistance. Moreover, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid has been assured that the Ukrainian government will assist in evacuating the remaining Maldivians.
Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has thanked the Hungarian government for their assistance in ensuring the students are safely repatriated to Maldives.