Put Our Flags on Your Cars for Safety, Chinese Embassy in Ukraine Tells Nationals

Put Our Flags on Your Cars for Safety, Chinese Embassy in Ukraine Tells Nationals

  • Residents of Ukraine who are Chinese citizens have been asked to put the country's flag in prominent positions on their cars
  • Also, the embassy called on its citizens to stay at home and stay away from the windows because military operation is underway
  • Also, it urged its nationals to extend a helping hand to each other to reflect the image of the Chinese people

A message has been sent to Chinese citizens in Ukraine. The message was sent by the Chinese embassy. The embassy urged them to place the Chinese flag on their vehicles for safety, CNN reports.

This comes as Russia finally attacked Ukraine.

The embassy's statement to the Chinese reads:

"The situation in Ukraine has deteriorated dramatically. There have been bombings in multiple cities, and the military operations are under way," said the statement from the embassy. It urged citizens to stay home and away from windows or glass, warning "serious riots" may happen on the streets.

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Chinese embassy in Ukraine tells nationals to make use of their country's flag
The Chinese embassy in Ukraine released a warning for its citizens in the country. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images
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It said that if Chinese nationals are driving on the roads, "the Chinese national flag can be affixed to the visible part of the car body."

It also asked Chinese nationals to pay close attention to the situation, stay in contact with overseas Chinese organizations, and to "extend a helping hand to each other to reflect the image of the Chinese people and the strength of China."

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Meanwhile, the federal government on Tuesday, February 22, denied urging nationals planning to travel to Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to put it on hold.

The federal ministry of foreign affairs stated this in a tweet in reaction to a travel advisory contained in a press release dated Friday, February 18.

A viral press release claimed that all intending Nigerians planning to travel to these countries between Russia and Ukraine should pause because their embassies had stopped issuing visa with immediate effect following a “war alert”.

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Legit.ng gathered that the ministry decribed the press release amid the growing tension between one of the world's superpowers, Russia and its neighbouring country Ukraine as fake news.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that following Russia's recognition of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine - Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), and the subsequent deployments of troops there, many countries have expressed outrage over Vladimir Putin's move.

Many of these countries have come out to publicly lambast Russia while countries like China deployed a milder approach.

Kenya’s ambassador at the UN Martin Kimani said that Kenya and many African nations had been “birthed” with the end of colonialism and had not been able to set their own borders.

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Meanwhile as Russia and Ukraine crisis continues, the global oil price has risen towards $100 per barrel on supply.

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This is as worries over the tension growing between the two countries continue to escalate after Moscow ordered troops into two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

Efforts by various governments to push for an economic rebound are however adding constraints to tight oil supplies across countries.

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