Israeli Prime Minister urged to increase the number of flights from Russia

Israeli Prime Minister urged to increase the number of flights from Russia
Israeli Prime Minister urged to increase the number of flights from Russia

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid is concerned about the fate of Jews in Russia after the announcement of a partial military mobilization in the country. He appealed to the management of the El Al airline with a request to continue flights between the two countries. This is reported by The Times of Israel, citing a senior official.

The Israeli TV channel Kan-11 reported that preparations had begun in the country for a new wave of repatriation from Russia, in connection with which Lapid asked El Al CEO Dina Ben Tal Ghanansia to increase the number of flights from Russia, NEWSru.co.il writes. The office of the head of government confirmed this information to the publication.

“Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has instructed us to accept new immigrants from Russia. This will require evaluation at many levels, from flights to entry visas and in-country reception. We are working in full cooperation with government ministries, our employees at the Russian embassy and, of course, with El Al, which operates flights to Russia,” Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General Alon Ushpiz said the day before, September 21 (cited by Israel Hayom).

On the morning of September 21, Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization in Russia. He also signed a partial mobilization decree, which went into effect. Putin assured that Russians “who are currently in the reserve” will be called up to participate in the “military special operation” * in Ukraine, primarily those who have already served and have “certain military specialties and relevant experience.”

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu specified that the mobilization would affect 300,000 Russians in reserve, that is, about 1% of the country’s total mobilization resource, which is “almost 25 million people.” The call will not affect students and those who are currently doing military service in Russia, the minister stressed.

In the field of this, the head of the Latvian Foreign Ministry said that the country “for security reasons” would not issue humanitarian visas to Russians who evade mobilization. According to him, Latvia will also not cancel the restrictions on the entry of Russians with Schengen visas, which came into force on 19 September.

*According to the requirement of Roskomnadzor, when preparing materials on a special operation in eastern Ukraine, all Russian media are required to use information only from official sources of the Russian Federation. We cannot publish materials in which the ongoing operation is called an “attack”, “invasion” or “declaration of war”, unless it is a direct quote (Article 57 of the Federal Law on the Media). In case of violation of the requirement, the media may be fined 5 million rubles, and the publication may also be blocked.

The article is in Russian

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