The number of Russians killed as a result of hostilities in Israel has increased to 20, eight people are missing. reported Izvestia: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to the Jewish State Anatoly Viktorov.
According to him, among the dead were both civilians and military and law enforcement officers. Viktorov also noted that the embassy has received more than 6,000 requests since the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict began. 300 people have asked to be included in the list in case of evacuation from Israel, he added.
19 October embassy reported about 19 dead and seven missing and at least two Russians who are held Palestinian group Hamas held hostage. Viktorov admitted that the number of dead and prisoners could be higher, since the Israeli side does not have all the data.
October 20, Deputy Director of the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexey Zaitsev toldthat applications for evacuation from the Palestinian-Israeli conflict zone were submitted by more than 1,000 citizens of the Russian Federation and CIS countries. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained that Russia is ready to evacuate its citizens from the Gaza Strip, and there is a possibility for this. October 18, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya statedthat about 1,000 Russian citizens and members of their families became virtual hostages of the military blockade of Gaza.
On October 7, the Palestinian group Hamas attacked Israel. Against the backdrop of an attack by militants, the army of the Jewish state launched Operation Iron Swords, and the country went into a state of war. According to the latest data, over 5,500 people have died as a result of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, most of them Palestinians.