According to diplomatic missions of Ukraine in the State of Israel and in the Hashimitsky Kingdom Jordan, on January 2 from the territory of the Gaza Strip 46 citizens of Ukraine (13 adults and 33 children) who expressed desire to return home were evacuated.
As reported the UNIAN in a press - service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, 45 Ukrainian citizens (12 adults and 33 children) took off tonight by two planes of Emercom of Russia from Jordan and by the morning arrived to Moscow.
One citizen of Ukraine expressed desire independently to come back from Jordan to Ukraine.
At the Domodedovo airport (Moscow) compatriots were met by representatives of Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation. Evacuated assistance in free passing of passport and customs control, placement in hotel and providing with food was rendered. The embassy also acquired tickets for moving of the Ukrainian citizens by rail to a residence in Ukraine.
As it was reported, Israel performs in the Gaza Strip massive military operation in response to rocket attack of the Israeli territories by the Palestinian fighters.
According to the UN, for a week of the Israeli operation in Gaza at least 320 people were lost. A quarter from them in the UN consider as civilians. Palestinians, in turn, subjected the territory of Israel to new rocket attack as a result of which four persons were lost.