Ukraine evacuates 138 people from conflict-stricken Sudanese capital – HUR
Ukraine evacuates 138 people from conflict-stricken Sudanese capital (Photo:HUR)
Ukrainehas evacuated 138 people, including 87 Ukrainians, from the capital of Sudan amidst the ongoing conflict in Khartoum, Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR) reported on Telegram on April 25.
The evacuation was a joint effort between HUR, the Presidential Office, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After a ceasefire violation and amid constant fighting, 87 Ukrainians were evacuated from the conflict zone in Khartoum. Most were aviation specialists – pilots, technicians, and their families. Citizens of Georgia and Peru were also evacuated.
Among the 138 saved were 35 women and 12 children.
All those evacuated are currently safe in Egypt, receiving necessary medical care, food, and water. Ukrainians were provided with visa and document support and are waiting to return home.
Fighting in Sudan began on April 15, and has resulted in over 300 deaths. Attempts to hold a ceasefire have been unsuccessful.
The battles have caused a humanitarian crisis in Khartoum, resulting in problems such as access to water, electricity, fuel, food, and medicine.
The military has led Sudan since a 2021 coup ended a power-sharing agreement reached after the ousting of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir.
The army is subordinate to the military government (the Sovereign Council) led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, while the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are headed by Vice President General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
As part of the proposed transition to civilian rule, the RSF is supposed to be integrated into the Sudan’s Armed Forces, but generals cannot agree on the terms. The dispute has escalated into an armed conflict.
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