The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said they are ready to evacuate Ukrainian citizens remaining in Syria if they express such a wish.
According to Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Yevhen Perebyinis, there probably will be more people seeking for the embassy’s assistance in order to return home and Ukrainian diplomats in Syrian are already considering the possibility of holding more evacuations. He noted that since 2008, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has conducted more than ten stages of evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from Syria. The Emergencies Ministry of Russia also helped in bringing Ukrainians home. “Our embassy is constantly monitoring the situation and keeping in touch with our citizens (in Syria),” Perebyinis said. According to the Foreign Ministry, some 400 citizens of Ukraine currently remain in Syria.