Last Wednesday, the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the group of Peruvians who left Ukraine managed to arrive safely in the city of WarsawPoland, where they were welcomed with open arms by officials from the Foreign Ministry.
Our repatriated compatriots had their first stop in the Polish city of Lublin, located near the border with Ukraine, before being transferred to Warsaw.
“Peruvians who left Ukraine arrived safely in Warsaw, Poland, where officials from our Embassy received them and assisted them with food and accommodation until their voluntary return to Peru,” the Foreign Ministry published on its official Twitter account.
Through a statement issued the day before, it was announced that the Honorary Consulate of Peru in Kiev managed to board 24 Peruvians from the central train station of that Ukrainian city to Poland.
It is worth mentioning that currently, the group of compatriots joined the seven Peruvians who have already managed to leave Ukraine in recent days. Now the 31 nationals are in the city of Warsaw awaiting their voluntary transfer to Peru.
In case they wish, Peruvians will be repatriated on commercial flights, since in the current circumstances it constitutes the fastest and most efficient exit for the peace of mind of their families.
Besides, the The Foreign Ministry reported that through its consular missions it maintains permanent contact with the compatriots displaced in order to guarantee their safety and integrity and in response to the evolution of the security situation in the area, which is highly volatile and changing.
Likewise, it maintains permanent coordination with other foreign ministries in the region to join efforts aimed at the repatriation of our compatriots.
COORDINATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE
In the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the initiatives by the Ministry of Defense and the good coordination that has been managed in order to support our compatriots and prioritize their integrity in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine were appreciated.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs appreciates the support provided at all times by the Ministry of Defense, a sector that responded expeditiously to the request to enable a plane for the repatriation of Peruvians and that, in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, obtained the overflight permits for the two airspaces of third countries according to their route plan”, reads in the statement.
For his part, President Pedro Castillo praised the work of the consular missions of Peru for guaranteeing the safety of Peruvians repatriated from Ukraine.
“My greetings and support to our consular missions for guaranteeing the safety and integrity of this first group of Peruvians repatriated from Ukraine”, The president pointed out through his Twitter account.
Likewise, the president pointed out that, after a corresponding evaluation, a more efficient means of transfer to the country was chosen.
“After the corresponding evaluation, we opted for the fastest and most efficient way for their transfer and peace of mind for their families”, clarified.