The government has safely evacuated all Maldivian nationals stranded in Ukraine following Russia's invasion of the country late last month.

This comes after the Foreign Ministry confirmed that all 9 remaining Maldivians in Ukraine had safely arrived in the Hungarian capital of Budapest today.

The Ministry said that this includes 5 students and a family of three stuck in the Russian border city of Kharkiv and another Maldivian national stuck in Dnipro.

It said that the evacuated Maldivians would begin their trip back home on Friday.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister applauded the young students for the incredible resilience and maturity they showed in a crisis of this magnitude.

He also thanked President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih for his leadership, his compassion and clear guidance throughout the process of evacuation from Ukraine.

The Foreign Minister mentioned special thanks to his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó for all the support and arrangements at the Hungarian consulate in Ungvar Uzhhorod as well as the Hungarian border.

Minister Shahid also thanked the officials at the Maldivian mission in Germany and other ministry officials who worked to safely evacuate the Maldivians in Ukraine.