Foreign embassies have no plans to evacuate from Kyiv – Lithuanian ambassador

  • 2022-10-11
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Foreign embassies are not planning to evacuate from Kyiv after Russia's missile strikes, Valdemaras Sarapinas, Lithuania's ambassador to Ukraine, said on Tuesday morning. 

"We are certainly not planning to do so. I am in constant contact with the ambassadors of other countries, especially European countries, and nobody has any such plans," he told LRT Radio. 

The diplomat said that Russian media on Monday tried to start a false rumor that foreign embassies were evacuating from Kyiv

"This is completely untrue," he said.

Last night was calm in Kyiv, but other regions of Ukraine, such as Sumy and Zaporizhzhia, were attacked, according to Sarapinas. 

"In the Dnipropetrovsk region, miners are trapped after strikes and rescue work is underway," he said.  

He said that following Monday's air strikes in Kyiv, schools and many institutions in the capital were working remotely, with some traffic restrictions in place and electricity supply reduced.

Russian forces on Monday carried out missile strikes on multiple cities in Ukraine, including Kyiv, following an explosion that damaged a key bridge to the Crimean Peninsula.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Russia targeted Ukraine's energy infrastructure during Monday's strikes.