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Israeli envoy says Ukraine embassy dealing with surge of requests for help

Israel’s ambassador to Ukraine, Michael Brodsky, says diplomatic staff are being overwhelmed with requests for help, but are limited in how much they can help.

“We’re trying to keep up with the barrage of requests, it’s not easy,” he says. “Unfortunately, we can’t help everyone, because we don’t have the capability of rescuing people from their homes.”

Israelis leaving Ukraine, next to an embassy bus evacuating citizens from Lviv to Poland. (Courtesy: Israeli Embassy in Ukraine)

He calls on people to leave the country if they can and says even if Israel evacuates diplomatic staff to Poland, as is being discussed, representatives will remain at the border to help Israelis trying to leave.

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