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Turkey evacuating Turkish nationals from Ukraine via land

Turkey has ramped up efforts to evacuate thousands of Turkish nationals from Ukraine via land after they were stranded there following Russia's invasion.

Turkish officials from foreign missions in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Moldova, are now at the Ukrainian borders of those countries to coordinate the evacuation efforts.

More than 20 Bulgarian Cars Wait at the Ukrainian Border for more than 24 hours

A huge queue has formed at Ukraine's border with Romania near the town of Siret.

More than 20 Bulgarian cars have been waiting for more than 24 hours to leave Ukraine, Ivaylo Marinov, head of the Bulgarian Trade and Economic Affairs Service in Bucharest, told BNT.

Slovenia bans Russian aircraft from its airspace

Ljubljana – Due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine the government decided to ban Russian aircraft from Slovenia’s airspace at a correspondence session on Saturday after a number of European countries made the same move. The decision enters into force today and will remain in place “until the reasons for it cease to apply”, the government said.

Many Bulgarians are Waiting to Take a Ferry from Ukraine to Romania

Ukrainian citizens arrived in Isaccea on Romanian territory and were evacuated by ferry from Ukraine, reported BNR. At the Isakca-Orlivka border crossing, they were greeted by Romanians who offer free transport and shelter.

Bucharest: More than 10,000 Ukrainians are in Romania, Thousands Travel to Bulgaria and Hungary

A total of 10,624 Ukrainian citizens entered Romania through the 6 border crossings.

This was announced by Romanian Interior Minister Lucian Bode. He specified that 3600 of them have passed through the country on the way to Bulgaria and Hungary. Of the current 7,000 or so Ukrainians, only 11 have sought asylum in the country, Bode said.

Ukrainians Arrive at Europe’s Borders as UNHCR Puts Displaced at Over 100,000

Polish soldiers of the Territorial Defence Force with food at a reception point for refugees from Ukraine established at the train station in Przemysl, southeastern Poland, 25 February 2022. About 29,000 people crossed Poland's border with Ukraine over the past 24 hours, with thousands declaring themselves as war refugees, the National Security Department said.

Media: Putin's next target is a country bordering Serbia?

"Putin is already on the lookout for this region," reads the headline of an article in the German newspaper Die Welt, which discusses the possibility of expanding Russian activities in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The text emphasizes that in the strategy of "returning dominance in the lost spheres of influence after the Cold War, one, so far neglected region plays a decisive role".

Bulgaria is Working on the Evacuation of its Nationals from Ukraine

Bulgaria will do everything possible to evacuate its citizens in Ukraine, said President Rumen Radev after the extraordinary meeting of Dondukov 2.

He specified that only until the end of the meeting the number of people seeking evacuation exceeds 4,000.

Energean: The Nestos wetland is free of hydrocarbons

The wetland of the river Nestos in Eastern Macedonia, which is adjacent to the offshore hydrocarbon production platforms of Prinos of Kavala and the land processing and storage facilities of Nea Karvali, proves to be free of hydrocarbons.

EU creates team against cyber attacks in Ukraine: Croats invited

The team will be "recruited" from six European countries - Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and Romania.
Earlier, the Ukrainian cyber security services warned of upcoming hacker attacks and threats, amid the conflict with Russia in the eastern part of the country.

General mobilization in Donetsk; "It's not a bluff"; Moscow ready to protect Russians

The evacuation of civilians continues in Donetsk and Luhansk in anticipation of an attack by Ukrainian forces. On the other hand, Kiev claims that it does not intend to attack Donbass. Ukraine claims that Russia is preparing for an invasion, which has been announced for days by the President of the United States and NATO leaders.

Bulgaria’s Future NATO Battle Group will Include between 700 and 1,000 Troops

Between 700 and 1,000 troops will be included in the future NATO battle group in Bulgaria, Defense Minister Stefan Yanev said in Brussels. He took part in a two-day meeting with his counterparts in the Pact. Minister Yanev added that between 70 and 80 percent of the members of the group will be Bulgarians and the command will be Bulgarian:

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