Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlit"a to Kiruv Worker: Return from Odessa Immediately, Mashiah is on the Way
Kikar reports (my translation):
In Odessa, a port city and the fourth largest in population in Ukraine after Kiev, Kharkov, and Dnepropetrovsk, live dozens of Jews. Since the riots in their country, the concern is growing among the community members of a crisis in the security situation.
Yesterday (Sunday), one of the members of the community who is considered a famous Kiruv worker in Odessa, requested from a special messenger in Israel to approach Maran Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky and ask in his name whether to return to Israel due to the riots occurring in Ukraine.
The rav answered adamantly that it is incumbent upon him to pack his things and return back to Israel. The messenger explained to the rav that we're dealing with a Jew whose entire mission is to bring people back to Teshuva. However, Rav Kanievsky repeated his answer again and added,
That rav - the Kiruv worker from Odessa - packed his things and at 7PM Israel time, boarded a plane on his way to Israel, as he moved to the Land of Israel.
Rav Shteinman seems to say differently.