This image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Tuesday, July 31, 2012, purports to show black smoke rising from buildings in Aleppo, Syria.
The Foreign Ministry of Poland has thanked the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry for its help in evacuating Polish citizens from Syria.
"I would like to express my most sincere gratitude for your decision to assist Polish nationals in their evacuation from Aleppo. Thanks to your commitment, a group of our citizens was able to board the Ukrainian plane to return home safely," reads a letter by Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski to his Ukrainian counterpart Kostiantyn Hryschenko.
Sikorski also noted that he appreciated the excellent Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in the consular field, and looked forward to developing it even further.
As reported, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Dykusarov said 138 Ukrainian citizens and 15 Poles would fly to Kyiv from Aleppo on Wednesday.
The plane was originally expected to land at Kyiv's Boryspil airport at 1840 local time, but it is likely to arrive later, he said.
As reported, on July 26 Ukraine started the evacuation of its citizens from Syria due to the unrest in the country.