Published: 05 Mar 2022, 05:01 pm
10 Bangladeshis have been trapped in
two Ukrainian cities, Mariupol and Sumy amid Russia's ongoing military
Bangladesh's Ambassador to Poland
Sultana Laila Hossain made the statement at noon on Saturday (March 5).
She said two people were trapped
in the country's Mariupol and eight in the town of Sumy. The situation there is
very difficult. However, we are trying our best to give safe passage to these 10
Sumy is a town near the Russian
border in northeastern Ukraine. The town of Kharkiv, next to the town, was
heavily shelled by Russian forces.
The city of Mariupol, on the
other hand, is located in the southeast near the Russian border. Russia has
already taken control there. A ceasefire was declared in the city on Saturday to
allow civilians to evacuate.
Although there are thousands of
Bangladeshis in Ukraine, they are in trouble after the start of the war as
there is no Bangladeshi embassy there. The embassy of the neighboring country
Poland is taking care of the Bangladeshis for their safety.