Ministry following up on last 17 Jordanians registered on Ukraine evacuation platform

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Jordanians who fled the war in Ukraine arrive at Marka military airport on the outskirts of the capital Amman upon their evacuation from Romania on March 2, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Wednesday called on Jordanians who are still in Ukraine’s northeastern city of Sumy to register on a platform it has designated for evacuation purposes.اضافة اعلان

The ministry also announced that 17 Jordanians, the last registered batch to leave Sumy, have crossed the Siret border crossing on the Romanian-Ukrainian border on Wednesday morning.

In a statement, the ministry said that 120 Jordanians left Sumy on Tuesday and were making their way to the Ukrainian city of Poltava, after the ministry made contacts with Ukrainian authorities to set up a safe passage for them. It also stated that it was following up on their conditions to ensure their safe arrival to Ukraine’s neighbors.

It indicated that 35 Jordanians and their families, who had been evacuated from Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, were to arrive in Jordan sometime on Wednesday.

Since the start of military operations in Ukraine, a total of 1,164 Jordanians crossed the Ukrainian borders to Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Moldova. Of those, 307 people who decided to return have arrived in the Kingdom.

The ministry, meanwhile, said it was looking for a Jordanian citizen in Ukraine’s Mariupol after his family said it had lost contact with him.

The ministry’s spokesman, Haitham Abu Alfoul, told Petra that the ministry was using all possible means to locate the citizen, adding that no information, other than that provided by his family, is currently available to the ministry.

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