An official from the Bali Law and Human Rights Ministry has confirmed that hundreds of Ukrainian nationals have decided to stay in Bali amid the conflict in their origin country.
The Head of the Bali Law and Human Rights Ministry, Jamaruli Manihuruk, confirmed that 464 Ukrainian citizens are currently staying in Bali.
“According to our data, 453 Ukrainian nationals have been staying with a Limited Residence Card (KITAS) while the other 11 Ukrainians have a Permanent Residence Card (KITAP),” Jamaruli said on Wednesday (2/3). He also explained that none of these Ukrainian citizens have requested to leave the island.
On Tuesday afternoon (1/3), a video of hundreds of Russian and Ukrainian nationals who did a solidarity act in Denpasar went viral, as they condemned the military assault by the Russian army. The expats gathered and brought posters, stating “Stop War, Russia Wants Peace”, “Love Peace, Save Ukraine,” and “Pray For Ukraine.”
Jamaruli didn’t take legal action the event, though it may have violated an Indonesian regulation.
The Spokesperson of the event, Chevganiuk Olga, stated that all the Russian and Ukrainian nationals in Bali urge the Russian government to stop the war to prevent any more casualties from both Ukraine and Russian citizens.
They have been collecting donations and transporting them to Ukraine to help both people and the animals in the conflict zone.
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