The evacuation of Ukrainians from the Gaza Strip has been delayed due to a breach of promises to create a "security corridor." This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"We should have already started the evacuation, but the promises to create a "security corridor" were broken, so we are now negotiating to give us the same corridor through which we can take our citizens to Egypt, from Egypt they will fly to Ukraine We are ready. The only thing holding us back is the security corridor," the head of the foreign ministry said.
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.