Recently, a 45 sec- short video showing four women speaking in Tamil who were seen crying and pledging for help has gone viral on social media.
The footage taken by this group of students trapped in Ukraine claimed that their area had been sealed off and all they could hear was the sound of bombardment.
One of the female students in the video said 5,000 students were trapped in their houses across Ukraine as a result of the Russian army bombing, and some were even left without food and water.
Responding to the viral clip by the group of students trapped in Ukraine that was circulated online, the official Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has since verified the authenticity of the clip.
“Based on inquiries and verification efforts undertaken thus far, the video does not belongs to a group of Malaysian students as alleged.” The Foreign Ministry stated in the official statement.
Wisma Putra has issued a statement on their official Twitter page about this hot issue along with the current situation of Malaysian students in the Russian Federation.
Press Release: Situation of Malaysian students in the Russian Federation and allegation about Malaysian students trapped in Ukraine@saifuddinabd @KamarudinJaffar @IkramShahrul @amran_zin @CheongLL_WP @MYEmbMoscow @KemPendidikan @JPenerangan @bernamadotcom pic.twitter.com/g6ujetvoDy
— Wisma Putra (@MalaysiaMFA) March 6, 2022
The Ministry also urged any Malaysians still remaining in Ukraine and requiring consular assistance to contact its embassy in Warsaw, Poland, via its email email@example.com and hotlines at +48 22375 9930 and +48 22617 4413 and its 24-hour line at +48 66062 7360.
The Ministry may also be contacted for the purpose of consular assistance via firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or at +603 8887 4676 during office hours and at +603 8887 4570 after office hours.