Russian forces evacuated 89 foreigners, including nine Pakistanis, from Ukraine’s besieged city of Mariupol within the last 24 hours.
No further details were available about the Pakistani nationals rescued by the invading army amid intense fighting in Ukraine. The development comes days after Islamabad’s request to Moscow in the evacuation of stranded Pakistanis in the war zone.
Meanwhile, the humanitarian aid sent by Pakistan to Ukraine at the “request of the Ukraine government” to help the people of the war-hit country has reached Poland.
The goods sent through two special C-130 flights were handed over to the Polish government agency by the Embassy of Pakistan in Poland.
The humanitarian aid includes emergency medicine, electro-medical equipment, winter bedding and food items, Radio Pakistan reported.
The relief items were handed over to Ukrainian Ambassador in Islamabad by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi earlier this week.
Speaking on the occasion, Qureshi had said that Pakistan has always acted promptly alongside the international community for responding to international calls for assistance during conflicts and calamities, as a responsible and peace-loving nation.
He had said this gesture shows that Pakistan is a peace-loving nation and “we urge both the countries to show restraint to save precious human lives.”