In line with the initiative within the European Union (EU), following a speech drawn from the beginning by the United States, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommended this Saturday that Spaniards currently living in Ukraine seriously consider the possibility of leaving the country temporarily in view of the unstable security situation.
From the contacts established by the Chancellor, José Manuel Albares, the suggestion was made not to travel to Ukraine, as well as the possibility of leaving this country temporarily, “by the commercial means available, while the current circumstances persist”.
In this line, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, called King Felipe VI this Saturday to inform him of these new recommendations adopted during a meeting of ambassadors of the community block in Kiev.
The head of the Executive commented on the subject to the leader of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado. Also, through the second vice-president, Yolanda Díaz, to the coalition partners of the Government, in all cases to also point out that he will keep all the parties updated on the situation.
Albares, for his part, will be in charge of discussing the matter with the spokesmen of the parliamentary groups.
In spite of the fact that a channel of dialogue with Russia and Ukraine is being maintained through different diplomatic actions and also direct dialogue between Washington and Moscow, several countries and international organizations advised their citizens and non-essential personnel of their embassies to evacuate the country.
According to the view of the United States and its President Joe Biden, “there is a clear possibility” that Moscow will launch an attack, something that continues to be strongly denied by Russian President Vladimir Putin.