Ukraine evacuates all its citizens from Gaza Strip

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, the evacuation operation was postponed twice
19:16, 26 May 2021

The Jerusalem Post

Ukrainian citizens were evacuated from the Gaza Strip. 109 people should return to their homeland; currently, they are in Cairo as Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba reported on Twitter.

“The Gaza Strip. 109 citizens of Ukraine, 13 citizens of Moldova, and four citizens of Bulgaria are successfully evacuated. They are safe in Cairo and soon they will depart in Kyiv,” he reported.

According to Kuleba, the evacuation operation was postponed twice.

“Ukraine and Egypt assumed frantic efforts for the creation of a safe corridor. The operation was postponed twice but we did it,” he added.

Related: US to repair relations with Palestine and direct humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip, - Blinken

The Minister thanked Egypt for help in the evacuation of the Ukrainians from the Gaza Strip.

On May 21, about 140 Ukrainians expressed a desire to return to Ukraine from the Gaza Strip.

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.

As we reported, the ceasefire 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.

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.

Related: About 800,000 residents of Gaza have no access to clean water, - UN

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 removal 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.



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