Syria War: Ukraine urgently evacuates citizens from Aleppo

17:42 Aug. 10, 2016

Ukraine urgently evacuates citizens from Aleppo

Syrian civil defense workers, left, gather at a street which attacked by warplanes, in Aleppo, Syria on June 8, 2016 (AP photo)

UN calls for urgent humanitarian ceasefire in Syria's battlefront city

The Ukrainian Embassy in Syria is urging its citizens to flee the combat areas following the worsening security situation in Aleppo, the Ukrainian diplomatic mission wrote on Facebook.

The embassy and the honorary general consulate in Aleppo have organized the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from Aleppo to Ukraine via Damascus and Beirut.

For all questions on registration documents for the Ukrainian consular staff of the Ukrainian Embassy in Syria, especially those which are critical, the embassy in Lebanon can be contacted instead.

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Meanwhile the United Nations called for an urgent ceasefire in the divided Syrian city, where it said two million people lacked access to clean running water.

The humanitarian workers said access is needed to deliver food and medical supplies, and for technicians to repair electricity networks that drive water pumping stations, which were heavily damaged in attacks on civilian infrastructure last week.

Reporting by Reuters, UNIAN

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