Donetsk, Feb 3 - DAN. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry called for tacitly informing foreigners about the need to leave the zone of conflict in Donbass within the shortest possible time, Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday.

“The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is asking diplomatic missions to tacitly inform foreign nationals about the need to leave the zone of the Joint Forces Operation in Donbass within the shortest possible time,” Basurin said. “A number of western countries have already announced the evacuation of their diplomatic missions.”

Ukrainian diplomats are preparing notes to foreign embassies in which “Kiev asks to provide assistance in returning Ukrainian citizens of military service age to the territory of the country,” he said adding that the DPR militia has information on restrictions for foreigners on entering Ukraine.

In the past few months, Kiev and the West have been making statements alleging the threat of Russian invasion. This pretext was used to mass considerable forces next to the contact line in Donbass. Earlier, the DPR reported the massing of some 120,000 Ukrainian servicemen in the region. The enemy group had been reinforced with radicals, multiple launch rocket systems and NATO weapons. Drills by chemical warfare troops were reported as well. *jk