Turkey’s embassies in Kiev & Kharkiv started evacuations via trains

Turkey’s embassies in Ukraine’s capital Kiev and the second-largest city Kharkiv have announced that the second evacuation process to be actualized on Feb. 28, highlighting that hundreds of Turkish citizens have left Ukraine with trains via Romania.

The first train carrying Turkish citizens will depart from Kiev at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28, while the second train will leave Kharkiv at 8 p.m.

The trains will arrive at Cernăuți County in Romania on early March 1.

The first group of some 250 Turks that were evacuated from Ukraine’s Odessa province on Feb. 25 entered Turkey from the northwestern province of Edirne with five buses on late Feb. 27.

“The situation in Ukraine is very bad. I do not feel good while talking about it,” Yasin Şahin said, adding that he was happy to be back in his homeland.

“We left everything behind. We hope that the war will be over soon,” İlhan Yılmaz, the head of a Turkish company operating in Odessa, told Demirören News Agency.

Separately, Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) planned some additional flights to Romania on late Feb. 28.