The Government of Jamaica says it’s making arrangements that could see a Jamaican man and his family, turned refugees, be evacuated from Ukraine.
Jamaican businessman, William Massias, his wife and five children are stranded in the western Ukraine city of L’viv.
Mr Massias detailed the bleak existence of his and his family’s refugee journey in Ukraine on Saturday.
According to Massias, the streets in Ukraine are gridlocked forcing families to walk up to 20 kilometres to get to a border crossing. He says waits at the crossings have stretched to up to 24 hours, and fights and stampedes have broken out.
Mr Massias says he was also separated and reunited with his family and helped a woman who could no longer find the strength to carry her one-year-old child.
As Mr Massias waits to cross the border into Poland, his travails have come to the attention of the Government of Jamaica, who says it’s examining his situation with the aim of aiding.
Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.
She was speaking in a media briefing on Saturday.
Mr Massias says he moved to Ukraine to live with his wife, a Ukrainian citizen.