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Poland prepares evacuation of Donbas residents of Polish origin

December 24, 2014, 20:11 UTC+3 WARSAW

According to preliminary reports, evacuation is planned on December 29, around 100 people are preparing for departure

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WARSAW, December 24. /TASS/. Polish Foreign Ministry plans to evacuate residents of Polish origin from highly volatile Ukrainian industrial area Donbas. A special delegation will go to eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv in the near future to prepare aid to Polish compatriots, spokesman of Polish Foreign Ministry Marcin Wojciechowski said on Wednesday.

“The General Consulate in Kharkiv is checking lists of those who should be evacuated,” he noted.

According to preliminary reports, evacuation is planned on December 29. Around one hundred are preparing for departure. Residents of Polish nationality in east Ukraine who have the so-called card of a Pole or those who can verify documentarily their ties with the native land will be able to take advantage of assistance from the country’s Foreign Ministry.

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