Evacuation of Ukrainians from Nepal

Tue, 05.05.2015 16:59

Kiev/ Ukraine in Arabic/ For an IL-76 military transport plane sent by Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense to airlift out Ukrainian citizens affected by the massive earthquake that hit the country on April 25.

This was announced by the Director of the Department of Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Sibiga, a correspondent  from Nepal.

The aircraft’s departure was scheduled for 1500 local time on Tuesday. All of the Ukrainians to be evacuated are being brought to the airport in the Nepali capital Kathmandu by bus.

As reported, when returning from Nepal to Ukraine the aircraft will land in Delhi for refueling, and also land in Baku to enable its pilots to rest. According to the Foreign Ministry, the total number of Ukrainian citizens in Nepal at the time of the earthquake could amount to 210. About 100 Ukrainians have said they wish to be evacuated.


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