MFA recommends Ukrainians not to travel to Libya

МИД рекомендует украинцам не ехать в Ливию

Ukrainian citizens should refrain from traveling to Libya due to the intensification in the activities of terrorist groups.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs advises Ukrainian citizens to refrain from trips to Libya because of the deteriorating security situation. This was reported on the official website of the Department of consular service of the foreign Ministry.

As noted, due to the difficult security situation in Libya, active terrorist groups, the growing incidence of violent actions (armed attacks, seizure of hostages) in respect of foreign citizens, including citizens of Ukraine, who were employed in Libya, particularly in local health centres, extractive industries and transport infrastructure, as well as in connection with the systematic detention in this country of ships and aircraft, the crews of which are including and Ukrainian citizens, The foreign Ministry once again calls on his compatriots to refrain from trips to Libya, and those who are still in this country, to leave its territory.

The foreign Ministry stressed that the failure of these recommendations threatens the life and health of citizens because Libyan authorities are not currently able to guarantee security and the rule of law throughout the country.

The foreign Ministry drew attention to the substantial strengthening of the country, particularly in areas of the cities of Ajdabiya, Benghazi, Derna, Geoffrey-gun, Kufra, Sebga, Surman, radical terrorist groups and criminal elements, whose activities are aimed, in particular, against citizens of European countries who are in Libya.

It is also noted that the responsiveness and the protection of Ukrainians in this country is severely limited, including in connection with the redeployment in February 2015 the Embassy of Ukraine in Libya to Tunisia due to security threats to its staff.

The foreign Ministry calls on relatives and friends of citizens of Ukraine who are in Libya to warn them about the dangers of continued stay in this country.

Recall, an armed group attacked Monday, January 15, at the Mitiga international airport in the Libyan capital.