2:43 pm | Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
MANILA,Philippines—The Aquino government is exerting efforts to ensure the safety of Filipinos in Ukraine amid a deep political crisis in which scores have been killed and hundreds injured earlier this week, Malacañang said Saturday.
“Because of some of the events transpiring in Ukraine, particularly Kiev, the DFA has been monitoring the situation and making sure they are watching out for the welfare of Filipinos there,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said on radio.
Valte added that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) continues to be on the lookout as the violence has claimed 77 lives.
She, however said, there has not been any report of Filipinos in Ukraine being adversely affected or injured due to the crisis.
On Friday, the Ukraine government and opposition leaders reached a deal to end the political crisis and the bloody fighting, especially in Kiev.
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