24 Bangladeshis in Ukraine take shelter in Polish embassy
Published: 18:08 26 February 2022 Updated: 18:09 26 February 2022
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam; File Photo
Since the onset of the Russian military operation, 24 Bangladeshi expatriates from Ukraine have taken shelter in the Bangladesh Embassy in neighboring Poland.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam made the remarks in response to a query from reporters while attending the Bangladesh-India Cultural Fair on Saturday afternoon.
He said Bangladesh believes that the issue of Ukraine’s war with Russia can be “resolved only through talks”. We issued a warning in early February after the wartime crisis in Ukraine. We have been working for the last three or four days and talked to the embassies of Romania and Poland. “In the first batch, 22 people arrived at the Polish embassy. Besides, two more have gone through Moldova,” Shahriar Alam informed.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs said 22 people had been entered Poland on 15-day visas. It may already have been extended. So far, more than 300 Bangladeshis have contacted us. Arrangements have been made to introduce travel passes for those who are irregular. The embassies of Romania and Poland are working round the clock.
“We have issued a warning,” Shahriar Alam also said. “The journey will be difficult for those who want to go to the safe zone – Because there is a long traffic tail. There is a “money crisis” in food and ATM machines. That is why we have asked for adequate preparation. Several stranded citizens are facing these problems.”
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