Israel's Foreign Ministry assisting evacuations at Ukraine borders

Ministry representatives are stationed at border crossings around Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

 A woman and a child walk at the border crossing between Poland and Ukraine, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, in Medyka, Poland, February 24, 2022. (photo credit: KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS)
A woman and a child walk at the border crossing between Poland and Ukraine, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, in Medyka, Poland, February 24, 2022.
(photo credit: KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS)

Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced the border crossings where representatives are stationed for Jews in Ukraine seeking to escape the ongoing Ukraine-Russia War.

Ministry representatives are stationed at border crossings around Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. The ministry has also advised that the least congested border crossing is currently Hungary’s Chop/Zahony border crossing, though the situation remains fluid.

The Ministry also emphasized that their representatives will not wait at a fixed location but is dependent on the situation on the ground.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry representatives are currently stationed at the following border crossings:

  • The Medyka / Sheiny border crossing to Poland
  • The Krakovetz border crossing to Poland
  • The Uzhhorod / Vysne Nemescke border crossing to Slovakia
  • The Zahony / Chop border crossing to Hungary
  • The Siret border crossing to Romania
  • The Palanca border crossings to southern Moldova
  • The Mogilev-Podolskiy border crossing to northern Moldova

Foreign Ministry staff located in the following countries can be reached via these phone hotlines:

  • Poland: +380677703536 or +380677704216
  • Slovakia: +421908623342
  • Hungary: +36304542779 or +36301607943
  • Romania: +40755462041
  • Moldova: +37379176560
 Jewish refugees from Kyiv arrive at a refugee camp 100 kilometers west, closer to the Polish border, February 24, 2022.  (credit: UKRAINIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY) Jewish refugees from Kyiv arrive at a refugee camp 100 kilometers west, closer to the Polish border, February 24, 2022. (credit: UKRAINIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tweeted on Monday that more than 500,000 refugees have now fled from Ukraine into neighboring countries amid the conflict. Over 200,000 Jews live in Ukraine and many have applied for aliyah.