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Filipinos in Ukraine urged to keep lines open as DFA on alert for repatriation requests

/ 07:21 PM February 15, 2022
Travellers wait at the the departures board ahead of their flights at the Boryspil airport some 30 kilimetres outside Kyiv on February 13, 2022. - Ukraine on February 13, 2022, vowed to keep its airspace open to international travel despite Western warnings that Russian troops conducting drills near its borders could invade at any point. (Photo by Sergei Supinsky / AFP) ukraine repatriation ofw

 Ukraine on February 13, 2022, vowed to keep its airspace open to international travel despite Western warnings that Russian troops conducting drills near its borders could invade at any point. (Photo by Sergei Supinsky / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos in Ukraine were urged to keep communication lines open as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) coordinates closely with its foreign service posts concerning the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who may wish to go back home.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs is in close coordination with its Foreign Service Posts in the region on arrangements to bring home the Overseas Filipinos (OFs) in Ukraine who may wish to return to the Philippines,” the DFA said in a statement on Tuesday.

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“We urge Filipinos in Ukraine to keep communication lines with the Philippine Embassy in Poland open, and wait for updates, bulletins, and safety instructions,” it added.

The Philippine Embassy in Poland has jurisdiction over Ukraine.

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“The situation at Ukraine’s border remains fluid, and security conditions could change at any moment,” the DFA said.

The DFA said it is also in discussions with the Filipino community there as well as other governments and international partners regarding Filipino nationals who would want to relocate to “more secure areas.”

“The DFA is also working with the European Union (EU) in ensuring safe passage of Filipinos across EU borders,” it added.

Filipinos in Ukraine were further advised to contact the Philippine Embassy in Poland for assistance by sending an email to [email protected] or through the following contact details:

WhatsApp/Viber:

Emergency: +48 604 357 396

Assistance to Nationals: +48 694 491 663

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