Ukrainians may be among Hamas hostages, search is ongoing — Ambassador
Ukrainian citizens may be among the hostages being held by Hamas militants, Ukraine’s ambassador to Israel, Yevgen Korniychuky, told national broadcaster Suspilne on Oct. 13, adding that the information was preliminary and subject to confirmation.
Korniychuk does not expect the number of Ukrainian victims to change significantly.
Of the seven confirmed dead, only one person had a Ukrainian passport.
“This means that the other six were permanent residents of Israel and also had Israeli passports. This in no way diminishes their rights as Ukrainian citizens in any way. It’s just for your understanding that, unfortunately, one female visitor was killed. The rest were local residents,” Korniychuk explained.
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