The Lebanese Foreign Ministry has issued a statement advising its citizens in Ukraine “to leave quickly until tension subsides and things return to normal.”
Lebanese students in Ukrainian are advised to coordinate in advance with the administration of their universities, while the Lebanese embassy in Kiev will be communicating with the universities to provide possible facilities.
Lebanese who intend to travel to Ukraine are asked to postpone their travel at this time until the situation stabilizes.
The “boiling” tensions on the Russian and Ukrainian border have stirred worries of a military conflict, leading many countries to evacuate their nationals from Ukraine with warnings of an imminent invasion.
The US, Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom are among the countries that asked their nationals to leave. Canada is relocating its embassy staff to Lviv, near the border with Poland.
Russia has denied any intent to deny despite deploying about 130,000 troops along Ukraine’s border and a dozen landing ships in the Black Sea.
According to international media, this Russian naval presence is unprecedented since the end of the Cold War, some 30 years ago.
The tensions between Russia and Ukraine began in 2014 and have further escalated by the end of 2021 with political developments unraveling.