Slovenia evacuates staff from Kyiv embassy, ready to send military aid

NEWS 26.02.2022 14:53
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Staff members of the Slovenian embassy in Kyiv have been evacuated, while Ambassador Tomaz Mancin has continued performing his ambassadorial duties, the Slovenian government stated on Saturday.

A delegation of Slovenian diplomats that had been stationed in Ukraine and two representatives of the prime minister’s office arrived in the EU on Saturday, Foreign Minister Anze Logar was quoted by the STA news agency as saying.

The two advisers of PM had been in the Ukrainian capital city to prepare a meeting of PM Janez Jansa with the Ukrainian top officials, which was due to have been held on 24 February, and was cancelled due to the start of Russia’s invasion.

Logar also tweeted on his account that he calls on the five Slovenian honorary consuls in Russia to forgo their honorary titles.

The minister believes that such act is obvious in the current circumstances.

Prime Minister Janez Jansa has convened a meeting of the Council of National Security for Saturday afternoon to discuss “national aspects for Slovenian of the Russian aggression against Ukraine.”

The government already decided to provide military equipment as aid to Ukraine.

“We are going to allocate helmets, guns and ammunition to Ukraine. We want Ukraine to be able to defend itself,” Slovenian Defence Minister Matej Tonin told the POP-TV commercial broadcaster.

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