Saudi to extend visas for Ukrainians in Kingdom


The decision was based on directives from King Salman…reports Asian Lite News

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia extends visas for Ukrainians, whether they are tourists or there for business, without fees or fines, for humanitarian considerations, the General Directorate of Passports has announced.

The decision was based on directives from King Salman, the authority said.

It added that the extension will be automatic, in cooperation with the National Information Center, without the need to visit the headquarters of the passport departments.

As Russia continues its war against Ukraine, more than 3,800 people were evacuated in the last 24 hours via “green corridors” from various cities, a government official in Kiev said.

According to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President, 2,000 Mariupol citizens managed to leave in their own cars along the “green corridor” on Thursday and they are currently in Zaporizhzhya, where they are being treated, reports Ukrayinska Pravda.

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Tymoshenko said that some cars are still on the road and a temporary aid station has been set up in Berdyansk.

On Friday, people who will walk from Mariupol have to reach Mangush, where they will be taken by bus to Berdyansk, and then to Zaporizhzhya, he added.

Meanwhile, 1,810 residents of Bucha, Vorzel, Gostomel, Borodyanka, and Shevchenkiv also managed to escape safely.

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