Germans urged to leave Ukraine

The German government has urged German nationals to leave Ukraine in light of the Russian attack.  

Deutsche sollen Ukraine verlassen
dpa

Berlin (dpa) - The German government has urged German nationals to leave Ukraine in light of the Russian attack. In addition, the German Embassy in Kiev has been temporarily closed. "Fighting and missile attacks are taking place in Ukraine," the Federal Foreign Office announced on Twitter on Thursday. It appealed to German nationals to remain in a protected place for the time being if they are unable to leave the country by a safe route.

The Federal Foreign Office has also updated its travel warnings for Ukraine. It now warns against any travel to the country, stating that it is not currently possible for German authorities to evacuate German nationals. The German Embassy in Kiev and the Consulate General Donetsk in Dnipro are temporarily closed, according to the Federal Foreign Office. German nationals have been called upon to follow international and local media reports, to pay attention to local announcements and to register on the crisis prevention list of the Federal Foreign Office. In case of emergency, they are advised to contact the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.