Emergency evacuation launched for Ukrainians after Nepal earthquake (Video)
An emergency evacuation for some 220 Ukrainians stranded in earthquake-struck Nepal will begin on Wednesday from the Nepali capital Kathmandu on a Ukrainian government-chartered flight.
Ukrainian diplomats, medical and psychology experts are to fly to the site, Ukraine Today reports.
Following an urgent meeting with the Ministry for Emergency Situations late on Tuesday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk announced that the IL-76 plane would either land in Kathmandu or in Delhi, depending on the receiving capacity of the airport in Nepal’s capital.
Ukrainians in Nepal are to be provided with appropriate evacuation information and advisory support, according to a decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on April 28.
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