The Foreign Ministry addresses Ukrainian citizens with recommendations to abstain from visiting Syria and Iraq due to aggravation of the international situation in those countries.

"Due to sharpening of the internal situation in Syria and Iraq, which leads to intensification of cases of violation, whose victims are civil persons, the Ukrainian MFA repeatedly and persistently recommends abstaining from visits to those countries," a statement of the MFA press service reads, UKRINFORM reports.

In addition, the MFA recommends Ukrainians, who are on the territory of Syria and Iraq now and have not an urgent need to stay there, to leave those countries, having used the regular air communication.

The Ukrainian MFA and diplomatic representations of Ukraine in Damask and Bagdad are ready to give an operative assistance to Ukrainians in case they approach them requesting to assist in leaving those countries, the MFA informs.

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