Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ordered to send planes to evacuate Egyptian students who crossed the Ukrainian border to neighboring European countries.
Ambassador Nader Saad, the official spokesman for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, said that an EgyptAir plane bound for Bucharest would take off this afternoon to return the Egyptian students in Romania to Egypt.
The Egyptian ambassador to Romania, Moayad el-Dalie, confirmed that the Egyptian government sent an evacuation plane to arrive in Bucharest. He also noted that some Egyptians living in Ukraine fled to Romania, with 160 leaving Bucharest on an Egyptian evacuation plane this afternoon.
Egyptian Minister of Immigration and Expats Affairs Nabila Makram stated Saturday that a group of Egyptians in Ukraine had already arrived in Cairo and that 1,000 others were expected to reach the Romanian capital of Bucharest.
In a phone-in with TV host Azza Mostafa on Sada Al-Balad, Makram said Egypt has around 3,000 students in Ukraine, affirming that she had asked them to abide by the embassy’s instructions and security rules.
“Students in southern and central Ukraine should stay at home because the situation is currently difficult, and we advise them not to leave their homes,” Makram added.
And she said during a telephone interview with the journalist Ahmed Moussa:
“We did not record any death case for any Egyptian student in Ukraine. But an Egyptian citizen married to a Ukrainian woman was injured by three bullets, but his condition is now stable in intensive care.”