Singaporean Ix Shen leaving Ukrainian capital Kyiv as fighting intensifies

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SINGAPORE – Twelve days after Russia invaded the nation he has known as dwelling for the final 4 months, Singaporean Ix Shen is leaving Kyiv and shifting to an space west of Ukraine’s capital.

In the newest of his each day Instagram updates on Tuesday (March 8), the 50-year-old former actor, who lives within the Podil district in Kyiv together with his Ukrainian spouse, mentioned he had determined to maneuver as fighting intensifies.

“We’re secure and okay. Based on our newest info, now we have determined it’s not in our greatest curiosity to reside extensively underground through the subsequent part of fighting.

“So we shall be evacuating from Kyiv… And we’re planning and shifting as we go alongside.

“We’ll be safe and okay.”

He is seen in entrance of a parked automotive within the video he posted on-line.

This comes every week after he mentioned he had no plans to depart the nation, and reassured his followers on Instagram that each one was properly with him and his household.

Mr Shen advised The Straits Times final week that when the air raid siren is sounded or when capturing is heard, he and his spouse and different residents would take shelter within the basement carpark in their Soviet-era nine-floor residence constructing.

Other residents would conceal out within the stairwells, he added.

As ultimately Monday, Mr Shen mentioned his spouse, a medical officer with a Ukrainian reserve unit, had not been known as up for responsibility.

More than two million folks have fled Ukraine because the struggle erupted on Feb 24.

Follow The Straits Times’ reside protection on the Ukraine disaster right here.

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