J'can students in Ukraine safe — foreign ministry

Wednesday, March 19, 2014    

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THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says that the four Jamaican students enrolled at a medical university in Ukraine — which is currently undergoing a period of instability — are safe.

The university is located in Kharkiv, an industrial city in north-eastern Ukraine.

"The Jamaican embassy in Berlin, which has responsibility for Jamaica's relations with Ukraine, has maintained contact with the student representative since the students registered with the Embassy in early March," the ministry said in a release yesterday.

The ministry said the latest contact yesterday confirmed "that while there is concern due to the unstable political situation, conditions in the city appear to be under control."

"The students are attending classes, businesses are open and there is a semblance of normality," the release stated.

"The embassy has assured the students that it is monitoring the situation and will keep in close contact with them. The students are on the alert as things can change rapidly. They are ensuring that their travel documents and transit visa requirements are in order in the event that it becomes necessary, for safety reasons, to leave Ukraine," the release added.





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