Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has sadly announced that the death toll of Ukrainian civilians has risen to seven after the Hamas terrorist attack on 7 October.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Oleh Nikolenko has said that nine of their civilians have been injured as a result of the attacks.
Nikolenko said, “The number of dead Ukrainians in Israel has increased to seven people. The consuls have established their personal data, are in contact with relatives and are taking measures to repatriate the bodies.
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“Nine citizens were injured of varying degrees of severity. Another nine Ukrainians are considered missing.”
He said the Ukrainian embassy are currently interacting with Israeli security services as they are searching for missing persons.
Ukrainian diplomats are preparing the first evacuation flight for Ukrainian citizens from Israel to Romania for Saturday, 14 October 14, Nikolenko added.
He said, “More than 1,000 Ukrainian citizens have asked for help in leaving Israel due to cancelled flights.
“Diplomats are preparing the first evacuation flight to Romania for Saturday, 14 October. We are working on organizing additional evacuation flights.”
The Foreign Ministry said the details will be sent to citizens who provide their data to the Ukrainian embassy which is based in Tel Aviv.
Around 200 Ukrainians have expressed their desire to evacuate from the Gaza Strip, but due to insecurity, leaving is not yet possible and the Israeli military are due to commence with their offensive in the area.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukrainian embassies in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, as well as other involved Ukrainian departments are making active efforts to extract our people as soon as possible,” Nikolenko said.