Bangladeshi citizens in Ukraine urged to contact Embassy in Poland

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The Bangladesh Embassy in Poland has asked Bangladeshi nationals, including students, to inform them of their situation in Ukraine in light of the ongoing Russian invasion.

On Thursday, a notice was issued by the Bangladeshi Embassy in Poland, saying, “Expatriate Bangladeshis currently staying in Ukraine are requested to contact the Bangladeshi Embassy in Poland as soon as possible.”

Twenty Bangladeshi families live in Kyiv.

The day before, the Indian embassy in Ukraine had asked its nationals to leave Ukraine at the earliest in view of a new wave of hostilities, reports Hindustan Times.

In a notice, the mission also called on Indian nationals not to travel to the Eastern European country, according to the Indian Embassy in Kyiv.

Seeking anonymity, a senior Foreign Ministry official told the Dhaka Tribune on Friday: “We have been on high alert since the start of the war. The whole situation is strictly monitored.

Responding to a question, the official said that the government of Bangladesh is ready to provide assistance and repatriate citizens living in Ukraine.

Recently, Russia has stepped up its attack using state-of-the-art heavy weapons across Ukraine, CNN and BBC world report.

However, there is no readily available data on the number of Bangladeshis residing in Ukraine, which is home to around 42.5 million people. Most Bangladeshis went there for business and some for study.

The Bangladesh Embassy in Poland has already started collecting information on those currently in Ukraine. “We are trying to find out their situation,” said Ambassador Sultana Laila Hossain.

On Friday evening (Bangladesh time), she told the Dhaka Tribune that four Bangladeshi nationals traveled to Ukraine earlier to volunteer.

She mentioned: “Two out of four nationals left Kyiv under the supervision of Save the Children. They are now in Warsaw. We are trying to collect data on our nationals and inform the government of Bangladesh.

A Bangladeshi national in Kyiv, told the Dhaka Tribune: “We are in contact with the embassy in Poland. The envoy assured us of his assistance.

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