The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has called this Saturday the leader of the PP, Pablo Casado, to inform him of the latest developments in the international crisis
The situation in Ukraine due to the crisis with Russia is getting worse and this Saturday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement in which it recommends that Spanish citizens residing in the country “seriously consider leaving it by the available commercial means, while they persist current circumstances.” In addition, citizens who intend to travel to the country are warned to desist from the intention.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, estimated on January 25, during his appearance in Congress to report on the crisis, that there were 534 Spanish citizens currently residing in Ukraine. Most of them, 440, reside in the capital, Kiev; another 54 are in border regions and 11 of them in areas not controlled by the Ukrainian government. At that time he assured that, for the moment, “no evacuation operation is planned at the national or European level.” But the escalation of tension makes it likely that this will happen in the coming weeks.
This Saturday, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, called the leader of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, by phone to inform him of the latest diplomatic movements. “I have reiterated the support of the Popular Party so that the Government fulfills Spain’s responsibilities within the framework of NATO and the EU,” Casado revealed in a tweet published later.
The specter of war is causing many Western countries to advise their citizens to leave Ukraine. This Saturday, Russia also added concern by admitting that it is reducing its diplomatic staff in Kiev, alluding to “provocations” from Ukraine and Western countries.
Amid this general alarm, diplomacy intensifies this weekend. The president of the United States, Joe Biden, will hold a conversation this Saturday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, after their respective chiefs of staff held a conversation on Friday. A call between the Russian and French president, Enmanuelle Macron, is also planned.
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