T&T national, wife, still struck in Ukraine


Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dr Amery Browne said yesterday that his ministry is still working on evacuating a T&T national and his wife from war-torn Ukraine.

On Friday, Browne confirmed that his ministry had identified the man, who has been living with his Ukrainian wife in that country’s capital Kyiv for the past 11 years.

Yesterday, Browne said that an overland exit route was confirmed but the couple’s exit was hampered by a curfew imposed by Ukrainian authorities, who are continuing to resist the invasion from Russia, which began on Thursday.

“We are working with a broad team, that includes our permanent representative to the United Nations, to explore all possibilities to facilitate our national in getting to the relative safety of one of the neighbouring countries,” he said.

He noted that he and this country’s ambassador in Brussels, Belgium, were in constant communication with the man.

“Our national remains calm and in good spirits and reports that there has been no fighting or gunshots or explosions whatsoever in his part of the capital, apart from an aircraft which was struck whilst flying overhead, two nights ago,” Browne said.

Browne said that on Saturday night he co-signed a letter seeking the swift assistance of Ukrainian authorities in helping evacuate citizens of Latin American and Caribbean countries.
On Saturday, Browne said that while the man was the only T&T national identified, his team was still investigating whether there are others who have not been registered or have not reached out for assistance.

(CNC3 Television, Trinidad and Tobago)


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