Georgian citizens asked not to travel to eastern Ukraine

The building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia in Tbilisi. Photo by RFE/RL, 02 May 2014 - 12:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian authorities are calling on its citizens not to travel to Eastern Ukraine due to the tense situation in the area. 

The Georgian Government advised locals not to travel to the eastern regions of Ukraine unless it was absolutely necessary.

The Foreign Minister of Georgia advised against travelling to Donetsk, Kharkov and Lugansks Oblasts as well as to the cities of Sevastopol and Sloviansk in Eastern Ukraine.

If Georgian citizens are already in the above named locations, the Foreign Ministry have advised travellers to leave these areas as their nearest opportunity.

The Ministry reminded its citizens that entry to Crimea and Sevastopol city was regulated in accordance with Ukrainian law.

In the case of any complication, the Foreign Ministry called on Georgian citizens to call Georgia’s Embassy and Consulates to Ukraine.

Georgian Embassy to Ukraine: +380 44 220 03 41;

Konstantine Sabashvili, Georgian Consul in Ukraine: +380 93 919 60 80;

Georgian Consulate in Donetsk: +380 62 3110410;

Irakli Advadze, Georgian Consul in Donetsk: +380 63 0277770;

Hot line for the Consulate Department at Georgia’s Foreign Ministry: (995 32) 294 50 50; (995) 577 98 40 20.