Calling the trauma of Ukrainian refugees ‘Afghanistan part 2’, British diplomats on Tuesday derided the UK’s immigration policies and the long and cumbersome visa process for Ukrainians fleeing wartime atrocities that Russian forces have inflicted in their country of origin. Staff at the British Embassy in Kyiv have been blatantlyRead More →

Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announcement on Saturday that he had instructed Ambassador-designate to Poland Yacov Livne to leave for Warsaw earlier than planned. “I made the decision…in order to improve assistance to Israeli citizens crossing the Ukraine-Poland border and in view of theRead More →

Analysts hail efforts of Pakistani embassy staff to safely evacuate Pakistanis from Ukraine Najam-us-Saqib (former ambassador): There are about three thousand Pakistani students enrolled in different universities across Ukraine. The recent escalation of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia has deteriorated the situation of public order in the Slavic nation.Read More →

Russia’s announcement that the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk were considered by Vladimir Putin as independent states has no validity under international law, said Marise Payne. The Russian president used a live televised broadcast of an extraordinary meeting of the National Security Council to reveal that his administrationRead More →

Secretary of State Antoine BlinkenAntony BlinkenUS moves Ukrainian embassy staff to Poland Putin escalates tension with moves in eastern Ukraine announced on Monday that the State Department would transfer its embassy operations to Poland from Ukraine in connection with a possible invasion by Russia. “For security reasons, State Department personnelRead More →

Kyodo News Beijing, China ● Tue 15 February 2022 2022-02-15 11:35 6 22dc95a23fb944820adae5904f27fdcd 2 Europe China, Ukraine, United States, embassy, ​​evacuation Free China said on Monday it was not considering ordering the evacuation of its embassy staff and citizens in Ukraine, despite growing tensions over a possible Russian invasion followingRead More →

Photo credit: MAE Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova meet in Jerusalem on February 13, 2022 The flurry of meetings between senior Ukrainian officials and those from the US, Israel and elsewhere continued on Sunday, with Kyiv asking for more military and financialRead More →

A former member of staff at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok has been charged by Thai police after spy cameras were discovered in a women’s toilet inside the secure government building. Key points: Royal Thai Police arrested a former embassy staff member last month The cameras were uncovered after anRead More →

Growing concern over tensions between Russia and Ukraine has prompted many countries to order their foreign service representatives to evacuate the region. Russian President Vladimir Putin insists he has no intention of invading the former Soviet state, according to a report by Reuters. However, the growing military presence in BelarusRead More →

Canada is withdrawing non-essential staff from the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine as concerns continue to grow over the threat of a Russian incursion. In a statement on Sunday, Global Affairs Canada said it was temporarily withdrawing non-essential Canadian employees and remaining dependents from the embassy in Kyiv. Read more:Read More →

Russia has dismissed a report that Moscow withdrew diplomatic personnel from missions in Ukraine ahead of international talks on Ukraine’s reinforcement of Russian troops, amid growing concerns over President Vladimir Putin’s intentions towards his neighbour. Quoting an unnamed senior Ukrainian security official, The New York Times (NYT) reported that onRead More →

Canada is withdrawing families of embassy staff and non-essential personnel from Ethiopia as fighting in the northern region of Tigray escalates. “The situation in Ethiopia is changing and deteriorating rapidly,” Global Affairs Canada said in a statement on Sunday. “The safety of Canadians is our top priority and, as aRead More →

Police are investigating a complaint that staff at the Vietnamese Embassy in Wellington are asking for money to help Vietnamese nationals seek help during the Covid-19 pandemic. “I can confirm that we have received a report and that we are conducting an investigation,” said a police spokeswoman. Hung Truong, whoRead More →

The foreign ministry defended staff at its embassy in Kabul after documents identifying Afghan workers and job seekers were left behind. The select foreign affairs committee is set to open an investigation after a Times reporter on Tuesday found newspapers containing the contact details of seven Afghans, during a tourRead More →

The Australian government said it had granted humanitarian visas to more than 100 Afghan nationals working in its embassy, ​​a day after announcing that their visa applications had been rejected. Conflicting information has caused confusion as thousands attempt to flee the Taliban regime. More than 100 embassy guards and full-timeRead More →

Moscow ready to issue visas to new US embassy staff, senior Russian diplomat noted Thursday, after the Russian Ambassador to Washington denounced the strict visa issuance procedures for Russian employees. Alexander Bikantov, deputy foreign ministry spokesman, said Russia was “open to dialogue” despite what he described as Washington’s “non-constructive approach”.Read More →