About 20,000 Ukrainians abroad ask for help to return home, - Ukraine’s MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

The logistics of returning Ukrainian citizens will be significantly complicated - air services will be blocked on March 27
09:21, 26 March 2020

Ukraine's MFA

About 20,000 Ukrainians abroad have applied to Ukrainian diplomatic missions to help them return home. This was reported by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the air of Ukraine 24 TV Channel, RBC reports.

"20,000 Ukrainians are those who have expressed a desire to return to Ukraine and informed the consulates and embassies of Ukraine," Kuleba said.

However, the Minister stressed that the logistics of returning Ukrainian citizens would be significantly complicated because on March 27, air services would be blocked by other countries.

Related: Where is lockdown? Why Ukrainians are afraid of compatriots returning from abroad

According to Kuleba, tight control should be exercised in place for everyone who arrives in Ukraine.

As of now, more than 90,000 Ukrainian citizens have returned to Ukraine.

As we reported earlier, on March 25, the plane from Rome arrived at Boryspil Airport, carrying 129 passengers, mostly Ukrainians and foreigners, particularly citizens of Moldova.

Besides the enhanced control, all passengers got the recommendations on how to protect from coronavirus and what to do if the symptoms appear. They promised to self-isolate.

Related: Covid-19 death toll in Ukraine reaches five people

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