About 140 Ukrainians have expressed a desire to return to Ukraine from the Gaza Strip. This was announced by the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleh Nikolenko, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"Currently, about 140 Ukrainians have expressed a desire to return to Ukraine. Basically, these are women and children who live in the Gaza Strip," Oleh Nikolenko said.
According to him, there are also appeals from several foreign governments to take out their citizens.
"Accordingly, we are talking about the international nature of this humanitarian mission," he added.
According to the speaker, now it is important that the citizens of Ukraine strictly follow the instructions of the Embassy of Ukraine in Israel on logistics issues and focus exclusively on official messages. They and their relatives can also contact the Foreign Ministry's hotline.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated that the evacuation of Ukrainians from the Gaza Strip could take place within 48 hours.
According to Kuleba, there are currently 1,600 Ukrainian citizens there, 127 of whom have expressed a desire to return home.
"We have already agreed with the Israeli authorities and the Palestinian Authority on a "green corridor" for evacuation, we have already worked out organizational issues with the Egyptian authorities and at the moment, on the instructions of the President of Ukraine, we have decided to carry out such evacuations as soon as possible from Gaza Strip to the territory of Egypt and the organization of the corresponding flight at the expense of means of reserve fund of the budget of Ukraine," Kuleba said.