War in Israel: the Foreign Ministry reported the deaths of Ukrainians, and russia began discrediting the AFU in the Middle East
The situation between Israel and Hamas militants is heating up. At the same time, it has become known about the death of Ukrainian citizens who were on Israeli territory. Find out more about whether the Ukrainian side is preparing to evacuate its people and where citizens should turn to in case of danger
For several days now, Israel has been engaged in hostilities against the militants of the Palestinian group Hamas. The parties continue to fire at each other, resulting in the deaths of about 1,600 people on both sides, including Ukrainians, according to the UN.
What has happened in Israel these days?
The Israeli army (IDF) regained control of all the border areas that were seized by Hamas militants on the first day of the conflict. In response to the aggression of the Palestinian group, Israelis are launching massive strikes on the Gaza Strip.
In addition to bombing, Israel also resorted to a complete blockade of Gaza. Jerusalem decided to cut off the supply of water and electricity to the territory of the Strip.
In addition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his last conversation with US President Joe Biden, said that his country would have no choice but to launch a ground operation in the Gaza Strip.
Israel has already mobilized about 300,000 reservists for military purposes. They can be used for the war against Hamas, as well as to confront the Hezbollah group, which may try to open a second front by attacking Israel from Lebanon.
Did ukraine sell weapons to Hamas?
The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine claims that russian special services are using the Hamas attack on Israel for a large-scale provocation against Ukraine.
"The russian Directorate General of Intelligence has already handed over to Hamas terrorists trophy weapons captured during the fighting in Ukraine, manufactured in the United States and the EU. The next step, according to the russians' plan, should be fake accusations of the Ukrainian military of selling Western weapons to terrorists on a regular basis," the intelligence service said.
According to the Main Intelligence Directorate, russian special services intend to use the relevant comments of the traitor from the Ukrainian Border Guard Service, Senior Lieutenant Ruslan Syrov, who recently fled to Moscow.
The main goal of the russian provocation is to discredit the Ukrainian Armed Forces and to completely cut off military assistance from Western partners.
The war in Israel has already claimed more than 1,600 lives
According to the UN, Hamas's attack on Israel has killed more than 900 Israelis and foreign nationals. The total number of casualties on both sides has risen to more than 1,600, BBC reports.
Among the dead are citizens of Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, two Ukrainian women were killed in Israel. The foreign ministry is currently taking steps to organize the repatriation of the bodies.
At the same time, there is no information on the presence of Ukrainian citizens among the wounded or missing.
At the same time, Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko said that another Ukrainian citizen may have died in the Gaza Strip. This information is being checked.
Helping Ukrainians in Israel: where to go and what the diplomatic mission says
As you know, there are a sufficient number of Ukrainian citizens living in Israel, and if they need help, they can always contact Ukrainian diplomatic missions:
• Embassy of Ukraine in Israel: + 972 546 676 782.
• Ukrainian diplomatic mission in Ramallah: + 972 59 823 93 99.
Regarding the evacuation of Ukrainians, Ukraine's Ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk told Ukrainian media that the diplomatic mission cannot organize the departure of citizens to Ukraine, but can help Ukrainians to go to a safe place in one of the third countries.
According to him, Ukraine is trying to arrange a charter flight to Moldova for the end of this week. At the same time, Israel has a problem with airlines that refused to operate flights due to rising insurance prices.
As a reminder, we wrote that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is part of the broader Arab-Israeli conflict. Why the confrontation between Israel and Palestine has been going on for so many years and why Hamas was able to take the Israelis by surprise, we tell you here.
Read here how foreign nationals can stay safe in Israel.
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