KUALA LUMPUR (February 27): The remaining Malaysian diplomats stranded in Kyiv managed to travel to neighboring Poland this morning, the Foreign Ministry announced.
In a tweet earlier today, Wisma Putra said the convoy managed to reach Poland at 5.45am this morning.
“The convoy of nine Malaysians, two Ukrainian dependents and a Singaporean national evacuated from Kyiv led by the Acting Chargé d’Affaires, Ms. Fadhilah Daud, arrived safely at the Korczowa-Krakovets border between Ukraine and Poland at 5:45 a.m. on February 27, 2022 (local time at 10:45 p.m.) on February 26.
“The convoy was received by officials from the Malaysian Embassy in Poland. All evacuees and accompanying officials will travel to Warsaw, Poland. »
The convoy of 9 Malaysians, 2 Ukrainian dependents and 1 Singaporean national evacuated from Kyiv led by the Acting Chargé d’Affaires, Ms. Fadhilah Daud, arrived safely at the Korczowa-Krakovets border from Ukraine and the Poland at 5:45 a.m. on February 27, 2022 (local time at 10:45 p.m.) on February 26. pic.twitter.com/r5PmbvRJDj
— Wisma Putra (@MalaysiaMFA) February 27, 2022
Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, after months of escalating tensions between the two nations over two disputed areas on the latter’s borders, Donetsk and Luhansk.
Ukraine announced the closure of its airspace for civilian use due to the “high risk” to civil aviation on the same day, as videos of fighter jets bombing civilian villages emerged online.
The evacuation plan for the Malaysians was to travel by road to Poland, which could take around 10 hours over 782 kilometres.
Thirteen Malaysians had already left Ukraine in recent weeks. – Malaysian Mail