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More than 27,000 Ukrainians expected to return back home, - Ukraine’s MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to its Deputy Minister, today, on March 23, over 60 thousand citizens managed to come back to Ukraine
13:52, 23 March 2020

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that more than 27,000 Ukrainians were expected to return home. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Ukraine’s MFA Yehor Bozhok, Ukrinform reports.

According to him, today, on March 23, more than 60 thousand citizens managed to come back to Ukraine. However, over 27,000 remain to be abroad.

Bozhok noted that the Foreign Ministry had already taken control of the situation with the return of Ukrainians from Europe and the Middle East, while the resolution of the issues in the Asia-Pacific region was being finalized.

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"We have created hubs. We have opened several opportunities to get back: by air transport, land transport, railway. Now we are moving to Latin America and the Caribbean," the Deputy Minister added.

As we reported earlier, nearly two thousand Ukrainian tourists are unable to fly home from Thailand after an airline shutdown was introduced in Ukraine due to the COVID-2019 epidemic.

According to the instructions on the embassy’s website, the only opportunity to return to Ukraine is to get to the nearest hub - Dubai, Doha or Istanbul.

Related: Zelensky, IMF Head discuss increase in aid to Ukraine during coronavirus epidemic

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