KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine and Russia both say they’ve evacuated dozens of their citizens from the Gaza Strip following hostilities between Israel and Palestinian terrorists there.
A plane carrying 109 Ukrainian passport-holders who had requested to leave the enclave landed in a Kyiv airport earlier today, President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office says in a statement.
Zelensky hails the “successful homecoming” and says the same plane had delivered to Kyiv thirteen Moldovans and four Bulgarian nationals.
Ukrainian diplomats had held “a series of difficult negotiations” to ensure the safe passage to Ukraine, Zelensky’s office says.
Separately Moscow announces that it had also brought dozens of its nationals to Russia, with the emergency situations ministry saying a plane had repatriated 64 people from Gaza.