All Maldivians in Ukraine safely evacuated: Foreign Minister Shahid

Maldivians from Kiev evacuated safely to the country | File Photo: PSM

Malé, Maldives – Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid confirmed on Thursday that all Maldivians remaining in Ukraine have been evacuated out of the country.

Minister Shahid said that the 9 remaining Maldivians in Ukraine (5 students and a family of 3 in Kharkiv, plus 1 student in Dnipro) arrived safely in Hungary and will be on their way home to Maldives soon.

Applaud the young students for their incredible resilience & maturity they showed in a crisis of this magnitude

Minister of Foreign Affairs and UNPGA President Abdulla Shahid

Foreign Minister Shahid thanked the Foreign Minister of Hungary Péter Szijjártó for the support and arrangements at Hungarian consulate in Ungvar Uzhhorod and at the Hungarian border.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also offered financial assistance to students in Russia and Belarus wishing to return to the Maldives. There are currently 88 Maldivians in Russia and 137 in various cities of Belarus.