Five Ukrainians are being searched under the rubble in Turkey, one Ukrainian citizen was hospitalized.
This was reported by the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Oleh Nikolenko.
According to him, diplomats searched for 103 Ukrainians who lived in the earthquake zone. There is still no contact with 22 citizens — they are being searched for.
Ukrainian consuls went to the disaster zone. They carry warm clothes, basic necessities, medicine. Diplomats will also coordinate the search for missing Ukrainians, the provision of medical assistance to the injured, and the organization of evacuation.
- On the morning of February 6, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 occurred in Turkey, the strongest in the country this century. It was followed by two more earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6. It also affected neighboring Syria. Thousands of people died, tens of thousands were injured. According to Turkey, two Ukrainians probably died during the earthquakes.
- The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine instructed to send a search and rescue team of specialists of the State Service for Emergency Situations to Turkey to help eliminate the consequences of the earthquake and search for people missing under the rubble.