Nepalis in Ukraine urged to go to neighboring nations to avoid conflict

Published On: February 27, 2022 01:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: With the situation continuing to escalate in Ukraine following the invasion and attack by Russia, the Nepal Embassy in Berlin has urged all Nepali nationals in Ukraine to remain alert, safe, and strong, mentioning that the embassy is making efforts for their safe passage out of the conflict zone.

Issuing an advisory on Saturday, the embassy requested all Nepali citizens who are still in Ukrainian territory to follow the instruction of the authorities concerned, to stay indoors, be in possession of passport or other identity documents, and cash at all times for emergency purposes, vaccination certificates and to contact the embassy or other dedicated phone numbers in case of an emergency. 

The embassy has also requested people to make their way for neighboring countries including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania. The border points opened for entry into the countries are Medyka, Korczowej, and Dorohusk for Poland, Vysne Nemecke from Dastor in Ukraine for Slovakia, Chop TTysa), Chop (Druzhba), Dzvinkove, and Kosyno for Hungary and Siret, Lunca la Tisa, and Sighetu Marmatiei for Romania. 

According to the embassy, as many as eight Nepali citizens have entered the Republic of Slovakia while 23 are on the way to the Slovak border. Similarly, two Nepalis have entered the Republic of Hungary from Ukraine. While one Nepali has already entered Romania, two others are on the way to the Romanian border. Meanwhile, 25 Nepalis have entered the Republic of Poland while over 100 others are in the process of registration at the reception centers after entry into Poland. 

For any assistance, the embassy has requested Nepali citizens to contact the following numbers for any assistance:

  • Ms Sahara Chaulagain (Third Secretary): +491709808065

People can also contact the office-bearers of Non-Resident Nepali Association and other Nepali community leaders:

  •   Slovakia-Mr Jay Prasad Siwakoti: +421940785944
  •   Poland-Dr Bodhraj Sunedi: +48606852837
  •   Poland-Mr Jiban Kumar KC: +48729212673
  •   Hungary-Mr Surendra Shrestha: +36705308793
  •   Romania-Mr Nawa Raj Pokharel: +40730071950


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