Iranian embassy in Warsaw announces how Iranians trapped in Ukraine could return home
TEHRAN – The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Warsaw has announced how Iranian nationals residing in Ukraine can return home via Polish territory.
The Iranian embassy in Warsaw said it took the initiative to form a committee to support Iranian nationals on the first day of the crisis and the declaration of a state of emergency in Ukraine.
The Embassy noted that according to the announcement of the Polish Interior Ministry, there are 8 border points to enter Poland for Ukrainian and other nationals. He said foreign nationals do not need entry visas.
All they need is a notarized passport and legal residence in Ukraine and they can stay in Poland for a period of 15 days, the ministry added.
The Iranian embassy said the Polish ministry had stated that it is not necessary for a person entering Poland to receive the Corona vaccine or the PCR vaccination certificate, and that foreign nationals can come to Poland. their car.
The Embassy indicated that coordination is underway with the Polish side to obtain the necessary authorization to organize direct flights to transport Iranian nationals residing in Ukraine from Warsaw to Tehran.
Iran’s ambassador to Ukraine on Thursday night visited the shelter where Iranian students took refuge in the country as arrangements were made to transfer them back home.
Manouchehr Moradi visited the residence of some Iranian students living in Kyiv and talked closely with them and inquired about their problems.
The visit came after some students posted images and videos on social media platforms expressing concerns about their safety in Ukraine.
In addition, the Iranian Embassy in Kyiv announced that it continues to provide services to compatriots to save them from the current situation and is ready to respond and respond to their requests.
Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, responding to questions from reporters on the steps taken by the ministry to handle the affairs of Iranian expatriates in Ukraine amid rising tensions, said: “With the start of crisis and skyrocketing tensions in the region, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic in Kyiv have taken extensive and diverse measures in this regard.
He added: “Given the precise forecasts made at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and since the relevant organizations and institutions had been informed of the developments we are witnessing today as the most likely scenario, a crisis headquarters was quickly established at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Affairs and efforts have been made in such a way as to establish the highest coordination between personnel and in accordance with an objective of better management of the situation and, if necessary, to facilitate the evacuation of Iranian nationals and university students.
The spokesperson said: “Dr. Amir Abdollahian, the foreign minister, had conversations with the foreign ministers of the two countries. He also made several phone calls to our country’s ambassador in Kyiv and outlined relevant instructions on offering urgent and special services to Iranian expatriates; and more recently, he had a telephone conversation with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs to facilitate the exit of Iranians through the border of that country.
Khatibzadeh pointed out, “Other measures taken by the ministry include: monitoring the condition of Iranian expatriates in Ukraine; update personal and contact information and addresses of Iranian expatriates and create an associated database; the establishment of a 24/7 hotline for Iranian expatriates to contact the Department of Consular Affairs, and similar measures taken by the Iranian Embassy in Kyiv, as well as preparation and publication of Embassy announcements regarding the need for vigilance and preparedness for emergency situations.
He noted, “In addition, our country’s embassy in Kyiv is in constant contact with all Iranian nationals, especially university students, and will respond to questions and requests from dear Iranians by phone and in person. Our other measures include: Receiving views and requests from Iranians via phone calls and Embassy web pages; offer urgent consular services to certain applicants 24 hours a day; responding to questions and concerns from Iranians and university students on different social media platforms; and the holding of our country’s ambassador’s meetings with different groups of Iranian university students.