Israel welcomes its 10,000th Russia-Ukraine War refugee

The employees of the ministry's Ben Gurion Airport branch welcomed the 10,000th immigrant, who arrived on an organized flight from Chisinau with 90 other Olim.

 Sasha Zlovin, the 10,00th Ukrainian refugee to arrive in Israel since the Russia-Ukraine war began (photo credit: ALIYAH AND INTEGRATION MINISTRY)
Sasha Zlovin, the 10,00th Ukrainian refugee to arrive in Israel since the Russia-Ukraine war began
(photo credit: ALIYAH AND INTEGRATION MINISTRY)

Israel welcomed the 10,000th immigrant since the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine, who arrived on Monday on an organized flight from Chisinau with 90 other immigrants.

“I fled Kharkiv with my grandparents, but unfortunately my parents stayed there,” said Sasha Zlovin, the 10,000th immigrant, upon landing in Israel. “It was an exhausting journey that ended with your beautiful welcome. Thank you.”

 Ukrainian refugees waiting with their pets at Ben Gurion Airport (credit: ALIYAH AND INTEGRATION MINISTRY) Ukrainian refugees waiting with their pets at Ben Gurion Airport (credit: ALIYAH AND INTEGRATION MINISTRY)

So far, 3,369 immigrants have chosen to stay overnight in hotels rented for them by the ministry.

“Despite the difficult circumstances that brought us the widespread immigration from Ukraine, the State of Israel considers this a time of goodwill, and there is a great national and government mobilization for the absorption of immigrants,” said Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata.