The fires in Israel liquidated the Ukrainian aircraft tonight they return home. About it on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” said Ukraine’s Ambassador to Israel Gennady Nadolenko.
“Yesterday has already managed to extinguish the last fires. This morning there were still some fires, but they managed to quickly localize and eliminate” – he said.
According to Nadolenko, today the consequences of the disaster shocking. “According to preliminary calculations, the losses are estimated at more than half a billion hryvnia. 180 people are in the hospital. 560 homes and more than 1.7 thousand of apartments were burned. 1.7 thousand people today don’t have a roof over your head,” he said.
Nadolenko, noted that the Israeli government ordered to provide aid to victims of fires, however, what funds will be allocated from the state Treasury of Israel, is still unknown.
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“Unfortunately, the fire was done manually. Detained a number of persons. the Four were arrested”, he added.
Nadolenko stressed that assistance to Ukraine in extinguishing fires in Israel were very appropriate. “Our planes were very efficient, they made flights to the most remote areas. Tonight they will go home,” he said.
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