Bangladeshis in Ukraine being evacuated to Poland: Shahriar Alam

Bangladeshis in Ukraine being evacuated to Poland: Shahriar Alam

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 17:14 24 February 2022   Updated: 20:24 24 February 2022

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam; File Photo

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam; File Photo

Arrangements have been made to take Bangladeshis stranded in Ukraine to Poland after the Russian military attack, said State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam.

He came up with the development while speaking to reporters on Thursday afternoon.

The state minister said Bangladesh embassy officials from Italy and Germany had visited Poland. 

According to government estimates, there are more than 500 Bangladeshis in Ukraine. We are trying to take them to Poland.

He added that the government is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine. Dhaka has no support for any country. We hope for a peaceful solution to this situation through negotiations.

The state minister said Bangladeshis will get 'on arrival visa' if they go to Poland from Ukraine. And the government will bear the cost of two weeks stay of Bangladeshis in Poland. They will be flown back to Bangladesh within two weeks of their arrival in Poland.

The state minister urged Bangladeshis stranded in Ukraine to leave for the Polish border.

The state minister said no Bangladeshi casualties have been reported in Ukraine so far. The government is trying to send a chartered plane to Poland to back stranded Bangladeshis to the country.

The State Minister for Foreign Affairs also said that the ongoing work on the Rooppur nuclear project would not be hampered due to sanctions on Russia.

He says the time has not yet come for the country's economy to be affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

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