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PA urges Palestinians in Ukraine to leave, orders families of diplomats to depart

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki. (Flash90)
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki. (Flash90)

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki is calling on Palestinians in Ukraine with no essential reasons to be there to leave the country, amid growing concerns that Russian may soon invade.

The families of Palestinian diplomats and embassy workers have been ordered to leave Ukraine immediately, according to a statement on the PA’s official Wafa news agency.

The statement cites “fears of a security escalation” in Ukraine, but doesn’t mention Russia.

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