Foreign Ministry Sets Up Crisis Centre on Situation in and around Ukraine
Sofia, February 13 (BTA) - Acting on instructions from Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska, the Foreign Ministry has set up a crisis centre which has been monitoring the situation in and around Ukraine round the clock and is ready to put into action the evacuation protocol, BTA learned from Mitko Dimitrov, Director of the Ministry's Press Center Directorate.
So far neither Bulgaria's diplomatic mission in Ukraine nor the Foreign Ministry's leadership has been asked to evacuate Bulgarian citizens.
"About 40 people have registered through the Ministry's internet platform with their phone numbers and whereabouts in Ukraine so that we can contact them in the event of evacuation," Dimitrov also said.
On Saturday, Bulgaria joined the EU declaration, meaning that Sofia is not withdrawing its diplomatic presence from Ukraine and continues supporting its territorial integrity, he said.
The Foreign Ministry has already asked the Bulgarian citizens on Ukrainian territory to leave the country with the currently available means of transportation. DD