Egypt calls for Arab League meeting on Ukraine conflict

A damaged tank in eastern Ukraine /Anatolii Stepanov / AFP
A damaged tank in eastern Ukraine /Anatolii Stepanov / AFP

Egypt has called for an emergency Arab League meeting at delegate level to discuss the developments in Ukraine, as Russia continues its military operation in the country.

According to Reuters, Arab states have taken diverging stances on the matter, with Syria supporting it, Lebanon condemning it, the United Arab Emirates declining to take sides.

Egypt on the other hand expressed broad concern and hopes for a quick resolution.

The Northern African country on Thursday allowed Ukrainian tourists to extend their stay in the country until it is safe for them to return to their country.

A United Nations agency says 64 civilians have died and 174 have been injured since Russia began its operation.

The Russian forces are reported to have entered Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, and street fighting is underway.