Ukrainian Ship Brings 79 Evacuees From Libya To Malta

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Ukraine's Kostiantyn Olshansky large amphibious ship which is carrying evacuees from Libya, has brought 79 citizens from 13 countries to the port of Valetta, Malta.

Ukraine's Kostiantyn Olshansky

According to the press center of the Ukrainian Navy Command, over 100 evacuees, mostly citizens of Ukraine, remain on board the ship. They will soon be brought to Sevastopol.

The ship will depart for Ukraine after taking more water and fuel.

As reported, the Kostiantyn Olshansky took on board 193 people, among them 85 Ukrainians and 108 citizens of foreign countries and left the port of Tripoli, Libya, on Monday.

According to the press service of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine, the evacuees include citizens of the United Kingdom (23), the U.S. (18), Belarus (16), Ireland (11), Malta (6), France, Russia, Bulgaria and Serbia (three each), Moldova, Germany, Uzbekistan, Italy and Romania (two each), Iraq and Turkmenistan (one each), and ten Libyan nationals who are married to Ukrainians.

The ship left Sevastopol in the early hours of March 23 on a humanitarian mission to evacuate Ukrainians from Libya.

Source: Interfax