Portugal is challenged to find itself in cranial territory and region, such as trips for a Saturday, which are not really important, due to the increasing militarization of the borders with Russia and country that are in cranial territory, which considers that “leaving the country is not important “.
“Due to the growing military tension along Ukraine’s borders, not being warned to exclude a Ukraine that is not really in the security situation”, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a notice published on the Portuguese Communities Portal.
In addition, without the presence of any susceptible nature and any of its business, even if it is binding, that of the Ministries that are currently in Ukraine and “are currently in Ukraine” ponder “the air of the region of the country”.
“No trips to the Donbass region are recommended [no sudeste da Ucrânia] or to areas close to the border with the Russian Federation and Belarus”, warned the Portuguese Government.
In relocation, Augusto Santos Silva said that the consulate and the embassy in Ukraine are still recommending 240 Portuguese who are still around Ukraine or officially residing in Paris, if they do not have essential grounds to stay.
“As for those residing in Ukraine, of which there are about 240, the Embassy and consular section in Kiev are in permanent contact with all of them. Those who do not remain in Ukraine for essential reasons, consider moving away from that country”, reinforced.
In addition to Portugal, other countries have asked their citizens in Ukraine to leave the country.
The list includes the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Iraq, Kuwait and Italy.
These calls will follow the US declaration that Russia could invade Ukraine “at any time” in the coming days.
Russia denies its intention to invade Ukraine, but continues to increase its military presence on the neighboring country’s border.
At the leaders’ meeting in the afternoon, several leaders attended the meeting, including the video conference, Joe Biden from France, Emmanuel Macron from Poland, Andrzej Duda, and from Romania, Klaus Iohannis.
The meeting was also attended by the heads of governments of Germany, Olaf Scholz, of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and of Italy, Mario Draghi.
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von Der Leyen, the Head of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, also participated.
Allied leaders called for the path of dialogue to be kept open, but with Moscow a “firm deterrent position”.
Studied from Ukraine will also be chosen as a case of aggression against the territorial declaration.
The current crisis began with the concentration, still in 2021, of thousands of Russian troops near Ukraine’s borders.
The West sees in this military concentration the Russian intention to invade Ukraine again, after having annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014.
Russia denies any public intention, but conditions the détente to the demands that it says are evident for the crisis to guarantee its security.
These guarantees include legally valid requirements that Ukraine will never join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the return of allied troops to neighboring countries to pre-1997 positions.
The United States and its allies in NATO and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), including Portugal, refused such demands.