The human rights representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Lyudmila Denisova, has received numerous calls from Ukrainians who cannot return to Ukraine.
She wrote about it in Telegram.
“I have received numerous calls from our citizens located in the Republic of India. They are deprived of the financial capacity to return to Ukraine on their own, in particular due to the fact that the airlines have not returned the ‘money for canceled flights,’ said Denisova.
The Ombudsman noted that the stopping of internal traffic in urban and interurban communications in the Republic of India has created additional obstacles for Ukrainians to free access to Delhi International Airport.
“Our fellow citizens are in very difficult conditions due to the hostile attitude of the local population towards foreigners, whom they see as distributors of the Covid-19 coronavirus infection. Most of them have been expelled by force of hotels. They were left on the territory of another State without drinking water or food “. pointed out Denisova.
The Commissioner noted that there was a potentially life-threatening situation, particularly for minors, insulin-dependent people and people of retirement age, also among those who were forced to stay in India.
“I appeal to the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Kuleba to ask him to take the necessary measures to protect the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens, in particular, in order to carry out their evacuation to Ukraine as quickly as possible”, insisted Denisova.
The Ombudsman underlined: Article 13 of the “Procedure for carrying out an evacuation in the event of an emergency or emergency threat”, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 841 of October 30, 2013, determined that ‘In the event of a threat to the life or health of Ukrainian citizens abroad, their evacuation is carried out with precision by decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Denisova also recalled that, in accordance with article 25 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the state guarantees care and protection to its citizens who are outside its borders.
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As indicated, the Ukraine on Saturday March 28 has completely closed the border for regular traffic, but it can be crossed by private car or on foot.
According to the Center for Public Health, at 10:00 a.m. on March 31 in Ukraine, 549 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 13 fatalities and 8 patients, have recovered.
According to Worldmeters as of March 31, the total number of COVID-19 infections worldwide is 802,556, deaths – 39,012, and now 172,319 people have recovered.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru