Azerbaijani FM warns citizens on situation in Ukraine
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 6 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry warned citizens today about the spread of the swine flu in Ukraine.
The ministry recommends that Azerbaijani citizens opt against traveling to Ukraine in the near future for health reasons, ministry Spokesman Elkhan Polukhov told Trend on Nov.6.
The ministry recommends citizens permanently or temporarily residing in Ukraine to take the necessary measures to ensure their own safety.
Last week, Ukraine declared an epidemic of the swine flu. The country has recorded 17 cases of the swine flu, including three fatalities. The flu is observed mainly in western Ukraine
Some experts suggest that the country may declare an emergency situation in connection with the epidemic, which may disrupt the presidential elections to be held on Jan.17, 2010.
Parliamentary Speaker Vladimir Litvin also spoke recently about a possible emergency situation.
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