200 Iranian students transferred to Ukraine Western borders

TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (MNA) – With the coordination of the Iranian Embassy in Ukraine, more than 200 Iranian students were transferred to the Ukrainian western borders so as to be transferred to the country, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.

Commenting on the status of the Iranians still remaining in Ukraine, Saeed Khatibzadeh said that so far no problem has been reported; there have been worries, which have been eased with timely efforts.

“Due to the security conditions in Ukraine evacuating the entire Iranians from Ukraine was not possible today,” he added.

Khatibzadeh further reiterated that the conditions in Ukraine proceed extraordinarily and in the first phase that is until now, we have tried to evacuate the Iranian students and residents from the highly perilous cities.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman said, "In the 2nd phase, we will be transferring the remaining Iranians to the western borders of Ukraine," adding that the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran tried to evacuate the Iranian students and citizens by trains and other possible vehicles and they were also assisted with all facilities available.

“200 students were transferred to the western borders by train,” he said.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman said that the conditions at Ukraine’s borders with Poland and Romania are not satisfactory.

There was a queue at Poland’s border that is 8 to 10 kilometers long, and some groups of students entered Poland yesterday, 30 of whom were settled down in residences in Poland, he added.

He said that due to the martial law that began at 5 pm on Friday till 8 am Friday the evacuation of students was not possible and the embassy settled them down in safe places, and issued a communique, directing them what to do and how to get in contact for help.

Khatibzadeh said that a small number of Iranians have remained in Kyiv, and the diplomats will remain there to assist them in the safe exit.

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