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The European Union recommends its non-essential staff in Kiev to leave Ukraine


Brussels (AFP) – 12/02/2022. 05:19

The European Union for its non-essential employees in Kiev: You can work remotely

  • The European Union announced on Friday that it had recommended non-essential staff at its diplomatic mission in Kiev to leave Ukraine to work remotely.
  • On Friday, Latvia and Estonia called on their nationals to leave Ukraine due to “a serious security threat posed by Russia near the Ukrainian border.”
  • On Friday evening, Washington and London issued the same advice to their subjects

announce European Union Friday that he had recommended the non-essential staff of his diplomatic mission in Kiev to leave Ukraine To work remotely outside this country threatened by a Russian invasion.

“We are not in the process of evacuating. At the moment, non-essential staff have the option to work remotely from outside the country,” Peter Stano, spokesman for EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell told reporters.

“We continue to assess the situation as it evolves, in close consultation and coordination with EU member states,” he added.

The EU-Observer newspaper published an e-mail from the head of the EU mission in Kiev, Estonian Mate Masikas, to non-essential staff of the mission recommending them to leave Ukraine “as soon as possible”.

A spokesman for Borrell declined to comment on this letter.

On Friday, Latvia and Estonia called on their nationals to leave Ukraine due to “a serious security threat posed by Russia near the Ukrainian border, and a real threat to escalate the situation,” according to the foreign ministries of the two countries.

On Friday evening, Washington and London issued the same advice to their subjects.

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