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Newsline: Kazakhstan evacuates embassy in Ukraine

The Government of Kazakhstan said Tuesday that it had begun evacuating workers from its embassy in the Ukrainian capital Kiev facing increased shelling by Russian forces. Aibek Smadiyarov, spokesman for the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, pointed out that “the problem is not to close or not to close the Embassy but to evacuate the workers”. (https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/kazakhstan-evacuates-its-embassy-in-ukraine-amid-increased-shelling-by-russia/) “As you can see, yesterday the Embassy issued a number of alerts and messages to help in some way. During the first evacuation many people left, so right now we don’t know the exact number of people,” he said. However, he has indicated that the matter “will be resolved in the coming days”. “The evacuation will be completed by then,” he said, according to information reported by the TengriNews portal. He has also indicated that the authorities are trying to clarify the number of Kazakh residents currently working in the country.

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