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75 Ukrainians stay in Syria in distress, - Crimean Tatar leader

At the moment, there are no Ukrainian diplomatic institutions in the territory of Syria
13:27, 25 March 2019

Reuters

At least 75 citizens of Ukraine, including 54 children, stay in distress in Syria, as Refat Chubarov, the Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian MP from Petro Poroshenko Bloc reported on Facebook.

“Recently, Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars and I as MP of Ukraine started to get the appeals from women, the citizens of Ukraine of different nationalities, who, due to different life circumstances, turned out to be at the territory of Syria with small children, with the requests to help them to return to Ukraine. At the moment, Crimean Tatar Mejlis is aware of 75 people (21 women and 54 small children), who stay in distress at the territory with destroyed infrastructure,” Chubarov wrote.

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According to him, Mejlis communicate with the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine to help Ukrainian citizens, who turned out to be in the predicament out of their country.

Earlier a suicide bomber blew up a car near the tomb of Sheikh Aqeel in Syria’s Manbij, as the result of which eight people died.

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In February, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported by the USA have seized the last enclave of the Islamic State – the city Baghuz.

 

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