On Thursday night a Ukrainian citizen died in the Gaza Strip and her “personal information” is yet to be established.
Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk announced that so far 18 Ukrainians have been killed by Hamas terrorists.
Korniychuk said, “Overnight, our activists confirmed the death of one Ukrainian citizen in the Gaza Strip, her personal information has also been established.
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“We have confirmed information regarding 18 killed, not 23 ones – this information does not correspond to reality… We still remain in second place [in terms of the number of our citizens killed] after the Americans, despite the fact that not 23, but 18 – this is a sad story.”
He said that three charter flights have already left Israel and about 450 Ukrainian citizens were evacuated and on Thursday evening there will be a fourth repatriation flight.
The Ukrainian ambassador said that demand for evacuation for citizens has now started to decline.
He said, “Today there will be another evacuation flight in the evening. We already have about 80 citizens registered at this moment, in total there are 100-150 tickets… We will know more accurate information closer to the evening.
“The flight at 11 was set for this evening and consuls will accompany our citizens.”
Korniychuk said the flight will fly to Romania, where evacuees will be provided with a hotel or escort to the border if required.
The diplomat said the situation to evacuate Ukrainians from the Gaza Strip is becoming more complicated.
He added, “The number of people on our evacuation list has already exceeded 300, now it is 308, but it is constantly increasing, and I think it may approach the 400 mark over the next day or two. I hope that the evacuation will begin.”
Korniychuk said the first vehicles with humanitarian aid have already left for the Gaza Strip, and expressed hope that Hamas “will fulfil its promise and release the foreigners.”