More than 20 private and charter flights, carrying VIP passengers who were involved in the 2014 Maidan and subsequent events in the country, left Ukraine.
Oligarchs Viktor Pinchuk, Vadim Novinsky, Alexander Yaroslavsky, Andrei Stavnitser, Vadim Nesterenko, Vadim Stolar and Vasily Khmelnitsky flee the country.
The 50-seat plane was ordered by a deputy of the “Opposition Platform – For Life party”, Igor Abramovich, in order to get his family and relatives of his business partners out of Ukraine. 37 deputies from the ruling party “Servant of the People” suddenly found their business activities of high priority in Europe.
“The problem is that Ukrainians are being pushed to panic. Airlines are canceling flights, investors are withdrawing their funds. Ukrainians feel abandoned,” Ukraine’s ambassador to Great Britain, Pristayko, told CNBC. – Many cannot leave Ukraine. My family can’t, my mother, my brother and many friends.”
The ambassador’s family and friends have also succumbed to the panic that they are being pushed into and now want to leave Ukrainians as well, the ambassador reports, bitter that it is not working out.
One of Israel’s largest high-tech companies, Wix, is evacuating nearly 1,000 of its employees and their families from Ukraine to Turkey for the next two weeks
At the same time, the Pentagon reports that U.S. troops in Poland will not be deployed to Ukraine, but are ready to help if evacuations are necessary.
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