Germans and Austrians living in Ukraine should leave the country: In Berlin and Vienna, the worst is expected.
Berlin/Vienna – In view of the further escalation of the Ukraine crisis, the federal government is now “urgently” calling on all Germans to leave Ukraine immediately.
“A military conflict is possible at any time,” wrote the Federal Foreign Office in its security instructions for the country on the Internet. So far, the ministry had only asked those Germans to leave the country “at short notice” whose presence was not “absolutely necessary”.
Austria also asked its citizens living in Ukraine to leave the country. “A significant deterioration in the situation must be expected,” said the Foreign Ministry in Vienna.
The incidents in eastern Ukraine have increased massively in the last 24 hours. The request applies to all of Ukraine except for some western parts. Around 180 Austrians are currently registered as staying in Ukraine.
A travel warning has also been issued. The Austrian embassy staff, on the other hand, was strengthened. “It will continue to hold the fort on site in order to support Austrians when they leave the country and to keep in touch with the Ukrainian partners,” it said. dpa
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