03-03-2022 12:23:23

"Total number of evacuees at 8,454,"

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu shared a message on his social page.
Turkiye has evacuated 404 additional Turkish nationals from Ukraine amid war in that country, the Turkish foreign minister said Wednesday.

Mevlut Cavusoglu said on that with the new evacuations, the total number of citizens who have been evacuated is 8,454.

The evacuations have been done through Bucharest in Romania and the Polish capital, Warsaw.

More than 2,000 civilians have been killed since Russia launched its war on Ukraine on Feb. 24, according to Ukrainian authorities, while the UN Refugee Agency estimates over 874,000 people have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries.

Many countries are supplying Ukraine with weapons, shut airspace to Russian airlines and banned Russian state-run media.​​​​​​​

Russia and Ukraine are set for a second round of peace talks Thursday. The first session was Monday.