French President Emmanuel Macron made statements regarding the situation in Sudan during the National Defense and Security Council held at the Elysee Palace.
Expressing that France had evacuated a total of 538 people, 209 of whom were French, within the scope of the operation called Sagittaire, Macron noted that among those evacuated were citizens of African countries.
In the statement made by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that the French Embassy in Sudan would be closed until further notice.
17 people evacuated by Greece reached Athens
17 people evacuated by Greece from Sudan reached the capital Athens by plane belonging to the Air Force.
The C-27 military transport plane of the Greek Air Force, which took 13 Greek citizens and 4 foreigners from Djibouti, who wanted to leave this country due to the events in Sudan, arrived at the Elefsina Military Air Base in the capital Athens this morning.
It was stated in the news that there were 3 children and one injured person among the people in question, and that the evacuation operations were continuing.
Deputy Foreign Minister Andreas Kaçanyotis and Greek Chief of General Staff Konstantinos Floros welcomed the evacuees at the airport.
In his statement here, Kaçanyotis thanked everyone who contributed to the evacuation operations, stating that the injured Greek citizen will be treated in a military hospital.
Noting that there is another injured person in the next group to come, Kaçanyotis said, “From now on, we will do everything necessary to ensure that all Greeks can safely return to their homeland, in cooperation with the European Union.”
UK launches evacuation flights for British nationals in Sudan
The UK has announced that it has launched evacuation flights to help British citizens leave this country due to the crisis in Sudan.
In a statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that as of today, British military planes will take off from an airport outside the capital Khartoum with the support of senior diplomats.
In the statement, it was noted that the flights will be open to those with a British passport and priority will be given to families with children, the elderly or individuals with health problems.
“We will be in direct contact with those eligible for evacuation at this stage. British nationals should not go to the airport unless called upon. The safety of all British nationals in Sudan remains our top priority and we urge everyone to continue to follow our travel advice. The situation is still precarious and our ability to process evacuations is unstable.” It can change soon.”
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that after the violence in Sudan, diplomats and their families in the country were evacuated from the capital Khartoum on April 23.
Foreign Minister James Cleverly emphasized that their priority continues to be the safety of British citizens and said that they are working day and night both to end the conflict in Sudan and to provide the necessary support to the British in the country.
The residents and their families outside the country reacted to the failure to evacuate 4,000 British citizens living in Sudan.
31 Bulgarian citizens applied for evacuation from Sudan
The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that 31 Bulgarian citizens residing in Sudan have applied to be evacuated, and the evacuation works are being carried out rapidly.
Clashes between army and HDK in Sudan
Armed clashes broke out between the army and the paramilitary NGO on the morning of April 15 in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum and other cities.
The disagreement between the army and the HDK regarding the military security reform, which envisages “the full participation of the HDK in the army”, had turned into a hot conflict in the last few months.
The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Sovereignty Council Chairman and Army Commander General Abdulfettah al-Burhan decided to dissolve the HDK, which clashed with the army, and to declare a rebel force against the state, and that it would act on this basis.
UN Humanitarian Coordination Office (OCHA) announced that at least 459 people have lost their lives and 4,072 people have been injured in the conflicts in Sudan so far.
HDK announced that they would implement a 72-hour “humanitarian ceasefire” starting from the first day of the holiday, and the army announced that it would comply with the ceasefire call of international circles in the evening.