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THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring developments in and around Ukraine, especially involving 20 Malaysian nationals registered with the Malaysian Embassy in Kyiv, including nine staff members and their dependents.
“The Embassy is in close contact with the rest of the Malaysians as well, including two (2) students to ensure their safety, and provide consular assistance if required,” Wisma Putra said in a statement today.
The Ministry also strongly urges any other Malaysians who are currently in Ukraine, but have yet to register with the Embassy of Malaysia in Kyiv to immediately contact and register with the Embassy.
“This will facilitate the Embassy to extend consular assistance once they are in need of such assistance. All Malaysians in Ukraine are advised to give utmost attention to their safety and wellbeing, as well as to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities,” the ministry added.
Earlier today, Bernama reported Singapore is advising its citizens in Ukraine to leave the country as soon as possible as tensions have continued to heighten in Ukraine and the surrounding region.
“In view of the current situation, Singaporeans in Ukraine are advised to leave the country as soon as possible via commercial means while it is still possible to do so,” said the republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a statement issued yesterday.