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    Gov’t assures safety of Filipinos in Ukraine

    THE Philippine government on Sunday said it is exerting all efforts to ensure the safety of Filipinos in Ukraine amid a political crisis shaking the said country.
    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Department of Foreign Affairs continues to watch out for the welfare of Filipino workers in Ukraine.
    "Because of some of the events transpiring in Ukraine, particularly Kiev, the DFA has been monitoring the situation and making sure they are watching out for the welfare of Filipinos there," Valte said.
    She also said that so far, there has not been any report of Filipinos being adversely affected or injured due to the crisis in Ukraine.
    The crisis in Ukraine began in November 2013 with anger over President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to scuttle a European Union-oriented trade deal and turn toward Russia.
    Violence escalated earlier this week with government reporting at least 77 fatalities.
    On Friday, however, reports said Yanukovych and opposition leaders agreed to a deal to end the political crisis and the bloody fighting, especially in Kiev.
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