Kyiv reaches agreement with airlines to evacuate Ukrainians from Sri Lanka

Friday, 20 March 2020
The Ukrainian government has reached an agreement with Fly Dubai and Air Arabia to evacuate Ukrainians in Sri Lanka, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.
“I think that we will solve the situation with the Ukrainians who are in Sri Lanka. There is an agreement with the airlines that brought them there: these are Fly Dubai and Air Arabia. There is an agreement with SkyUp that it is ready to backstop,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine on March 19, Kyiv Post reported.
In addition, Kuleba informed that on March 18 he had talks with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Peter Szijjarto and agreed that Budapest would transit Ukrainians from Austria to Ukraine who stuck on the border between Austria and Hungary. “But the transit will be controlled: from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in order to minimize contacts and so that these ‘caravans’ don’t clog the way,” he explained.