Ibizan Hound Posted February 12, 2022 Share Posted February 12, 2022 ‘Operation Exodus’ for Ukraine’s Jews: ‘The stakes are high. We must be ready’ EXCLUSIVE: Contingency plans in place to evacuate thousands. Charities in Ukraine are hoping for the best but braced for the worst By STEPHEN ORYSZCZUK February 10, 2022, 12:51 pm Jewish diaspora charities from the UK and US are working with Israeli security teams on plans to evacuate Ukrainian Jews from the country in the event of war with Russia. They have mobilised as the UK prepares to deploy Royal Marines, RAF Typhoons and Royal Navy warships to eastern Europe, with the United States sending 3,000 troops. Circling Ukraine are more than 100,000 heavily armed Russian troops, roughly 70 percent of an invasion force according to US intelligence, whose dire assessments have left Jewish organisations working in the country preparing for the worst. While no organisation would confirm it publicly, Jewish News understands from several sources that evacuation details for thousands of Ukrainian Jews have already been worked out. It is understood that plans include specific cities, age groups, modes of transport, routes and final destinations, which include both European countries and Israel. We are not publishing any details of the proposed operation in order to preserve the integrity of the plans. There are more than a dozen Jewish charities mainly from the US and UK currently operating in Ukraine, whose Jewish population has been estimated at up to 200,000. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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