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10 Bangladeshis trapped in Ukraine

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6 March, 2022 12:00 AM
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10 Bangladeshis trapped in Ukraine

Ten Bangladeshi nationals are staying trapped in the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Sumy amid Russia’s continuous attacks on the country.

Two Bangladeshis are stuck in Mariupol and eight in Sumy, said Sultana Laila Hossain, Bangladesh’s ambassador to Poland.

"As you know, the situation there is very difficult. We are doing all we can to get 10 Bangladeshis out of the two cities," she said.

Russia declared a ceasefire in the cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha, allowing civilians to leave the cities within the stipulated time.

Mariupol is a southeastern city of Ukraine, and Sumy is a northeastern city of the country.

The city, where eight Bangladeshis are staying trapped, is nearly 1,000 kilometres away from the country's western border.

Earlier on Friday, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen said around 600 Bangladeshis are now in Poland.

Besides, the stranded Bangladeshi sailors have been shifted to Romania from Ukraine and they will be brought back home soon.