Growing number of Israelis seeking to leave Ukraine

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

The purpose of Israel’s new consular office in Lviv is to provide consular services for Israelis seeking to leave Ukraine, the embassy spokeswoman stresses to The Times of Israel as she reaches the city.

The Lviv office, which opened last Thursday, handled over 50 cases over the phone today. Israeli citizens call the number of the office, where some issues are solved, while others arrive to the office to take care of forms needed to enter Israel.

“With the latest developments, of course, there are some who want to leave, and there are some with problems, so they turn to us,” she says.

Flights leaving Ukraine for Israel are more full than they have been, she says, with over 50% of the seats filled.

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