Ukraine’s Foreign Office will develop recommendations for Ukrainian citizens regarding travels to Indonesia, said Yevhen Ihnatosvky, representative of the Ministry’s consular service.
“I guess by the end of day the recommendations will be published at the Ministry’s website”, he said, adding there were no appeals from Ukraine’s embassy in Indonesia regarding the terrorist acts in Jakarta.
Seven people were killed due to a series of explosions and gunfire in the downtown Jakarta on January 14. The data on casualties is currently being specified, and the media report various numbers; CNN reported 10 killed people, and Al Jazeera reported about 17 victims of the tragedy. According to Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry, there were no Ukrainians among the killed or injured people.
Later on January 14, the ISIS took responsibility for the terrorist act in Jakarta. The police says the militants wanted to imitate the massacre that occurred in Paris in November 2015. Five of the attackers were killed during the events in the Indonesian capital, four more were arrested.
One of the bombs went off in front of a shopping mall, another one exploded near Starbucks café. A police post was blown up in one of the central streets of Jakarta.
According to Indonesian Security Service, the situation is currently under control. The police builds up its forces and sets extra posts across the area where terrorist acts took place.