Family with Baby Evacuated from Kharkov, 50 Macedonians Remain

A one-week-old baby who was stuck with his parents for several days in one of the hardest hit cities since the beginning of the invasion, Kharkov, has already left for North Macedonia with an OSCE convoy. According to the information, the Spirkovski family is part of a special security corridor, and it is expected that by the end of the day they will leave Ukraine and will be taken over by Macedonian diplomats. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bujar Osmani, says that there are no more Macedonian citizens in Kharkov, and another 50 Macedonian citizens are waiting for evacuation, most of whom are in Kiev. In addition to the citizens waiting for the evacuation, several Macedonian truck drivers have been stuck at the Ukrainian-Polish border for several days and are not allowed to leave Ukraine because they were transporting Russian products. Foreign Minister Osmani informed at the briefing that the Ministry had decided to postpone the sending of the Macedonian Ambassador to Moscow, who was to take office on 15 March, and called on all Macedonian citizens currently in Russia to return to the country due to the possibility to be cut off due to flight bans to and from Russia.