The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs appeals to citizens who are planning a trip to Ukraine or are there.
The Foreign Ministry recommends contacting the Greek embassy in Ukraine, publishing the address in Kiev and the emergency phone number. According to the statement, which came amid the confrontation between Russia and the West, Greek citizens can use the following contact details:
Norway and Latvia were added to the countries that recommend their citizens to leave Ukraine last night. They pay attention to the concentration of large military forces in the region and to the security situation.
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry says that “due to the serious and unpredictable situation” in Ukraine, it has advised citizens to avoid traveling to the country and has urged those who are there to leave. The agency also advises its citizens not to travel to areas of Russia located less than 250 km from the border with Ukraine, and to avoid travel throughout Belarus, with the exception of Minsk, Reuters reports.
The Latvian Foreign Ministry made a similar statement, urging its citizens to leave Ukraine due to “a serious security threat from Russia” and “a real threat of escalation.” Such statements, according to APE BPE, made by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, the Netherlands, Japan. The diplomatic mission of the Netherlands decided to leave Kiev and go away from the Russian border, to the city of Lvov in western Ukraine.
On Friday, Israel made a statement: relatives of embassy employees in Kiev are leaving Ukraine, and the Israeli government noted the “deterioration of the situation”, referring to the Ukrainian-Russian crisis. The Israeli Foreign Ministry’s statement calls on its citizens to avoid traveling to Ukraine, and those already there to “avoid areas of tension.”
Many countries issued relevant instructions and recommendations. The United States has been proposing an immediate withdrawal of Americans from Ukraine since the end of last month, recalling that Russia has amassed more than 100,000 troops at the border, raising fears of war.