200,000 Ukrainians to return home by Easter, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Up to now, about 160,000 citizens have returned to Ukraine from all available destinations
12:05, 1 April 2020

Head of Ukraine's State Border Guard Service
24 Channel

State Border Guard Service expects that nearly 200,000 citizens may return to Ukraine by Easter. This was reported by the head of the department Serhiy Deineko on the air of 1+1 TV channel, Ukrinform reports.

"According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, at the moment about 17 thousand Ukrainians have declared their intention to return to the territory of Ukraine. Of course, not all of them are its citizens. We expect that about 200 thousand of our compatriots may return before Easter," Deineko said.

He noted that by that time, about 160,000 Ukrainians had returned home from all available destinations. For example, on March 27, which was the most active day, 22 thousand people came from Poland. Under normal conditions, generally, an average of 4,000 citizens cross the border a day.

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Christians celebrate Easter this year on April 12, and Christians of the Eastern tradition  - on April 19.

As we reported earlier, as it was stated by Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the further evacuation of Ukrainians from abroad would be inappropriate

"The Interior Ministry will not provide any consent on any aviation charter [flight] anymore. The passenger air traffic is closed. The exceptions will be rare and only due to a separate decision, with 100-percent obligatory observation under control of sanitary doctors with the following PCR tests," the message reads.  

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