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Another group of Ukrainians leave Gaza: Total evacuees count

Another group of Ukrainians leave Gaza: Total evacuees count Oleg Nikolenko, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBС-Ukraine)

Eight Ukrainian citizens today, on November 24, exited the Gaza Strip into Egypt. In total, over 200 Ukrainians have already been evacuated from the Palestinian enclave, states Oleg Nikolenko, the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a comment to RBC-Ukraine.

"During the day, 8 Ukrainian citizens were evacuated from Gaza to Egypt, while 26 citizens were brought today by a charter flight from Egypt to Moldova. Our diplomats provided assistance in their relocation to Ukraine," Nikolienko shared.

According to him, during the first stage of evacuation, Ukraine managed to evacuate 259 individuals from the Gaza Strip.

The spokesperson emphasizes Ukraine's gratitude to Egypt, Israel, Qatar, and other partners for their support in the evacuation efforts.

He also adds that the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the special control of Minister Dmytro Kuleba, continues its efforts to assist Ukrainians in the Gaza Strip.

Evacuation from the Gaza Strip

Hamas militants attacked Israel on October 7. Following this, the Israel Defense Forces launched an operation against the terrorists. The Gaza Strip was completely sealed off, and no one could leave from there.

On November 8, Ukraine succeeded in evacuating the first group of its citizens—43 individuals.

Subsequently, the evacuation continued. There is information about over 300 Ukrainians who were in the Palestinian enclave until November 8.