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Italy urges nationals to 'consider' leaving Russia

Italy urges nationals to 'consider' leaving Russia

A view shows flags of European Union and Italy outside the Italian embassy in Moscow, Russia, on Mar 29, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

ROME: Italians living in Russia should "consider" leaving the country, their embassy in Moscow said on Thursday (Sep 29), warning that getting out is becoming increasingly difficult.

Italian expatriates in Russia "are recommended to consider whether their stay is necessary, and if not, to leave the country", the embassy said.

The statement noted a "dizzying increase in the already high cost of" plane flights out of Russia, and reported long queues at border crossings with some neighbouring countries.

Tens of thousands of draft-age men have left Russia since President Vladimir Putin announced a martial mobilisation last week to bolster his army in Ukraine.

Source: Reuters/ec
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