Ukraine prepares to evacuate its citizens from Sudan, list already formed

24 April, 04:05 PM
More than 300 people have died in Sudan as a result of hostilities (Photo:REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

More than 300 people have died in Sudan as a result of hostilities (Photo:REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry, the Ukrainian Embassy in Egypt, and other government agencies are taking active measures to evacuate Ukrainians who have found themselves caught up in a civil war in Sudan, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Oleh Nikolenko wrote on Facebook on April 24.

A list of persons who wish to leave the country has already been formed, and logistical routes and security aspects are currently being worked out.

“We’re also keeping in contact with our international partners,” said Nikolenko.

Several countries have already started evacuating their citizens from Sudan after a military conflict broke out on April 15, causing civilian casualties.

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Attempts to stop the violence have been unsuccessful, and more than 300 people have died as a result of the fighting.

The battles have caused a humanitarian crisis, resulting in problems such as water, electricity, fuel shortages, lack of food, and medicines in the country’s capital, Khartoum.

The military has been in charge of Sudan since the 2021 coup, which ended the power-sharing agreement reached after the ousting of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir.

The army is subordinate to the military government (the Sovereign Council) headed 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 are supposed to be integrated into the armed forces, but the generals cannot agree on the terms. The dispute has escalated into an armed conflict.

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