Ukrzaliznytsia to help evacuate Ukrainians from Gaza Strip

Source : 112 Ukraine

The evacuated Ukrainians will be transported by rail to their destinations throughout Ukraine
17:14, 26 May 2021

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Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) will join the evacuation of more than a hundred Ukrainians and their families from the Gaza Strip, who will arrive on a special flight from Cairo to Boryspil International Airport today, on May 26. The press service of Ukrzaliznytsia reported this.

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"Passengers of this flight will be delivered by two Kyiv Boryspil Express trains to the Central Railway Station, comfortable conditions for rest and waiting have been created," Ukrainian Railways said.

Then, the evacuated Ukrainians will be transported by rail to destinations throughout Ukraine.

Passengers will not pay for travel. To reimburse the cost of travel documents, Ukrzaliznytsia will receive compensation from the reserve fund of the state budget.

It should be noted that about 140 Ukrainians have expressed a desire to return to Ukraine from the Gaza Strip.

Related: Ukraine to evacuate citizens from Gaza Strip within 48 hours, - Foreign Minister

As it was reported earlier, on late May 11, a huge missile attack occurred in Tel Aviv and its vicinities. HAMAS movement claimed the responsibility, stating that 130 missiles were fired in the direction of the Israeli capital city. According to the outlet, the alarm sirens blared in practically every large settlement in Israel, as the rockets fell in the downtown of Tel Aviv and its suburbs; it became arguably the largest missile attack on Israel so far. The shooting began at about 8.45 p.m. local time. The missiles fell in several central districts of the country. Some projectiles hit their targets, but most of the rockets were downed by the anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome.

The new escalation stage is observed between Israeli and Palestine caused by clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at Temple Mount in Jerusalem and consideration of the remove of Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem by the Supreme Court of Israel. As a result, the Supreme Court of Israel made a decision to postpone the consideration of the case.

According to Aviv Kochavi, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) landed attacks on more than 500 targets in the Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinian militants. 

The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza appeared to be holding as of early Friday morning after the two sides fought for 11 days. The ceasefire began at 2:00 a.m. local time on Friday.

The fighting was the worst between the two sides since a 50-day war in 2014. At least 232 Palestinians died, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Twelve people were killed in Israel.

Related: Embassy of Ukraine in Israel takes measures to evacuate Ukrainians from Gaza Strip

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