Ukraine's ombudsman arrives in Cairo to help 243 Ukrainians get out of Gaza
Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets has arrived in the Egyptian capital Cairo to help Ukrainians get out of Gaza: 243 people need to be evacuated
Lubinets wrote about this on Facebook.
"I arrived in Cairo (Egypt) to help set up a mechanism for the evacuation of our citizens from the Gaza Strip. As a result of the Hamas terrorists' attack on Israel, Ukrainian civilians remain blocked in the Gaza Strip. The situation there is critical. People are without electricity, communications and in danger. That is why 243 Ukrainians, including women and children, need urgent evacuation," he said.
Lubinets recalled that the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is currently blocked. Therefore, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy decided to send the Ombudsman to meet with the relevant authorities to help resolve this issue.
Lubinets is currently cooperating with the Egyptian National Commission for Human Rights and met with the commission's president, Moushira Khattab. They discussed the mechanism for returning Ukrainians home.
"Ukrainian diplomats and other competent state authorities of Ukraine are also working in an active mode," Lubinets added.
- On the morning of Wednesday, October 11, Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko reported the death of another Ukrainian in Israel, and as of October 12, seven people were known to have died. Later it became known that four more Ukrainians had died in Israel. Thus, the death toll increased to 11. Another 9 Ukrainian citizens are still missing.
- Subsequently, Ukraine's Ambassador to Israel, Yevhen Korniychuk, said that the information that the Ukrainian citizens who disappeared in Israel might be held captive by Hamas terrorists had not been confirmed.