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Department of Foreign Affairs update on the situation in Ukraine

Having upgraded its travel advice in respect of Ukraine on 12 February, the Department of Foreign Affairs continues to monitor the situation closely.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, said: “While recent reports of a move towards de-escalation on the ground – if confirmed – are welcome, it is urgent that Russia de-escalate, abide by international law and engage constructively in dialogue. My Department’s advice in respect of Ukraine remains not to traveI. I encourage any Irish citizen in Ukraine who has not already done so to register with the Embassy. Citizens currently in the country should leave now using available commercial options.”

The Department of Foreign Affairs is in direct and ongoing contact with Irish citizens in Ukraine who have registered with the Embassy in Kyiv, currently totalling 114. This number is subject to change over the coming days.

The Department is also in close contact with families who have surrogacy arrangements in Ukraine, and is continuing to provide support and assistance to them on an individual basis. Any citizen who requires emergency consular assistance can contact the Department of Foreign Affairs at 01-4082000.

ENDS

Press Office

15 February 2022

 

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