Foreign Ministry: Israelis should evacuate Ukraine via western land border crossings

A man walks past a writing 'Bomb shelter' on the wall in Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022 (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A man walks past a writing 'Bomb shelter' on the wall in Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022 (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

The Foreign Ministry says Israelis remaining in Ukraine should make their way to land border crossings on the western borders of the country.

The ministry says Israeli staff have been stationed at the following border crossings:

Medyka border crossing into Poland
Vysne Nemecke border crossing into Slovakia
Zahony border crossing into Hungary
Sighet border crossing into Romania

Later in the day, there will also be an Israeli representative in Moldova at the Palanca border crossing.

Citizens who need assistance or guidance can contact the Foreign Ministry’s situation room in Israel — 02-530-3155

The embassy is also operating two hot lines in Ukraine:
+380 67 770 3536
+380 67 770 4216

The Foreign Ministry calls on Israeli citizens in Ukraine to follow reports in the media and listen to instructions of the local security forces.

The Foreign Ministry also asks Israelis in Ukraine to register here.

Some 8,000 Israelis are thought to remain in Ukraine having ignored repeated calls from the Foreign Ministry and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in recent days that they should leave.

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