676 Pakistani citizens evacuated from Ukraine: FO


ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of Foreign Office Asim Iftikhar Monday said the embassies of Pakistan in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Romania through a coordinated effort safely evacuated 676 Pakistani citizens from Ukraine till Monday.

In a statement, he said before the crisis in Ukraine started, the Pakistani embassy in Ukraine issued an advisory to Pakistani citizens and students in Ukraine.

He said 4000 members of the Pakistani community were in Ukraine while 3000 students were present in the country at the time of the crisis.

He said a large number of these Pakistanis had already left Ukraine for Pakistan and other countries when the crisis started on February 24.

Only 700 Pakistani students and a few hundred members of the Pakistani community were left in Ukraine at that time, he added.

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