As a result of the explosion in Beirut, an apartment of a Ukrainian woman was heavily damaged. The woman turned to the Ukrainian side for help. This was announced by the head of the crisis management department of the Consular Service Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maksym Kovalenko on the air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"There was a call from our fellow citizen who said that her apartment had been badly damaged. She suffered minor injuries. In such cases, local medical services are engaged, the Ukrainian embassy also provides the necessary assistance, recommendations, practical advice," the statement said.
In total, there are about 4,000 Ukrainians in Lebanon, but the exact number cannot be named because some of them have returned to Ukraine due to the coronavirus infection.
As we reported earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal reported Ukraine's readiness to support Lebanon in any way possible.
"Our condolences and words of support to all the Lebanese people. I ask the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to keep the public informed about the situation regarding Ukrainian citizens. If there is a need, we are ready to provide all the necessary assistance. Ukraine has already addressed the Lebanese Republic with proposals to provide necessary help and our rescuers - the corresponding unit is ready to take off at any moment when it is necessary," Shmygal told.