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Polish deputy minister in Ukraine to prep evacuation from separatist region

PR dla Zagranicy
John Beauchamp 25.12.2014 10:01
Poland is preparing evacuation of its citizens from the Donbas separatist enclave in eastern Ukraine.


A foreign ministry team is in Ukraine over the (Western) Christmas period, the ministry’s spokesperson told Polish Radio.

The team, led by a deputy minister of foreign affairs, will study the situation on the ground and the list of people in need of evacuation. The Polish consulate in Kharkiv, the largest city in eastern Ukraine, is currently working on the list.

The evacuation was originally planned for December 29, but no date is currently available.

The government is determined to help the Polish citizens in Donbas, the spokesperson said. The consulate in Kharkiv has already lent material assistance to them. A Polish citizen recently was shot dead by members a separatist militia following a reported car crash. (an)

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