Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the number of Ukrainians seeking repatriation from the Gaza Strip has increased to about 140 people.
Press Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oleh Nikolenko announced this in a comment to UNIAN.
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"On behalf of the President of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working out a set of measures for the evacuation of Ukrainians from the Gaza Strip. The beginning of the evacuation has so far been restrained by the continuation of hostilities and the lack of security guarantees for the safe departure of our citizens," he said.
"At the same time, after Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire agreement ceasefire, we hope to begin the return of Ukrainian citizens from the conflict zone in the near future. Safety will remain a key factor in the future."
On May 21, 2021, a ceasefire between the Israeli army and the radical Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip was introduced. It was reached with the mediation of Egypt.
Prior to that, more than 200 people died in more than 10 days of hostilities.