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Peru announces sending aircraft to evacuate compatriots in Ukraine

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Peru announces sending aircraft to evacuate compatriots in Ukraine

Lima, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Pedro Castillo said on Friday that a plane will be sent to Ukraine to repatriate his compatriots there, and reiterated his call for a diplomatic solution to the conflict between that country and Russia.
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“I have ordered the dispatch of a plane from the Ministry of Defense to evacuate the Peruvians in Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry is providing all the support to our compatriots,” the president affirmed.

He also insisted on invoking the need to leave aside confrontations that affect the people and called for “a peaceful solution” to the conflict.

Apparently, the plane will be sent to Poland to pick up Peruvians, where they will be transferred by buses, as reported yesterday by the general director of Peruvian Communities Abroad and Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Masana, since the Ukrainian airports are closed.

The official informed that there are approximately 320 Peruvians in Ukraine, and 196 of whom have registered with the honorary consulate to be evacuated.

On the other hand, former Peruvian Foreign Minister Eduardo Ferrero rejected the possibility that Peru break off relations with Russia as a result of the military operation in Ukraine.

In response to a journalist’s question on the subject, Ferrero stated that Peru’s disagreement with Russian military actions cannot lead to severing ties with Moscow, and pointed out that his country cannot break off relations with any nations.

He added that Peru is not in a position to take “such a sharp stance against a major country of the international community with which it has maintained relations” for many years.

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