President Volodymyr Zelensky commented on the return of Ukrainians from Syria and assured that the state "will always return home all its citizens, no matter where they are and wherever they get in trouble." Head of state wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
“Our citizens from Syria have finally returned home - these are women with children. For several years they were kept in terrible conditions in camps for displaced persons. Where there is no life and where everyday life becomes hell,” the president said.
He also noted that the return of these people was one of the most difficult tasks for the state in recent times. The process involved Ukrainian diplomats, and Ukrainian as well as partner special services.
In addition, the head of state spoke about the difficulties that prevented Ukrainian citizens from returning to their homeland. At first, intense fighting in Syria prevented, and then there was a significant restriction due to the pandemic. The lack of unified centers of power in the region, geopolitical bargaining, constant changes in the positions of partners were also the cons, Zelensky added.
“We are all really one family. And everyone in the family deserves to be given a chance and help. I will say more: if people have the citizenship of Ukraine, then this is already a sufficient reason for the state to mobilize all its resources for help. This is what the great modern states do. Everything else is banal speculation," the president added.