The Ukrainian embassy is verifying information from the Turkish side about the deaths of Ukrainians.
The Turkish side reported that earthquake in Turkey took the lives of two Ukrainians, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is verifying this information.
About this reported the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko with reference to the Turkish authorities. “As the Turkish side reported, two citizens of Ukraine were probably killed as a result of the earthquake. The embassy is currently verifying this information and taking measures to identify the victims. It is also known about 4 injured Ukrainians. They received minor injuries, there are no threats to their lives, they were not hospitalized need,” Nikolenko said.
He added that the victims were provided with temporary housing and food. In general, according to him, diplomats have already searched for 38 citizens of Ukraine, they are cooperating with the Turkish rescue services regarding the search for the other 19 Ukrainians who have not been contacted.
He also announced that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs plans to send Ukrainian consuls to the city of Gaziantep.
“The diplomats of the embassy will be able to arrive in the disaster area as soon as the situation allows due to the declared state of emergency in Turkey. The consuls will coordinate on-site assistance to the citizens of Ukraine, deliver them warm things and basic necessities. On the way back, the embassy plans to take away those Ukrainians with its vehicles who will express their desire to move to other regions of Turkey,” the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed.
According to the latter data of the Turkish authorities, the number of victims of two devastating earthquakes with the epicenter in the Turkish province of Kahramanmaras reached 3,703 people, 22,286 were injured.
Earthquake in Turkey – today you need to know
As reported by UNIAN, on February 6 in the southeast of Turkey powerful earthquakes occurred more than 7 points. Then there were dozens of aftershocks.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi today, February 7, made a decision to provide humanitarian aid to the Republic of Turkey with the aim of helping to overcome the consequences of the emergency situation that arose in the country as a result of the earthquakes.
Also, a detachment of Ukrainian rescuers went to help the people of Turkey, and the necessary equipment was sent.