OREANDA-NEWS. Vladimir Putin ordered the evacuation of Russians and CIS citizens who are in the Gaza Strip. The corresponding document was published on the portal of legal information.

The evacuation is associated with a sharp deterioration in the situation in the region due to the military operation carried out by the Israeli armed forces. When and how the Russians will be taken out must be determined by the Foreign Ministry, the Foreign Intelligence Service and the Emergencies Ministry.

The representative office said that at the moment there are more than 400 people on the list - both compatriots and citizens of the CIS. The timing and routes of removal from the sector are being worked out.

Earlier, the Israel Defense Forces reported that 4,000 shells were launched from the Gaza Strip over the past 10 days.

According to the latest reports, an anti-tank missile was launched from the Gaza Strip at an empty bus. An IDF soldier who was near the vehicle received minor shrapnel wounds.

The situation on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip escalated on the evening of May 10. Since the beginning of the escalation, 4,070 missiles have been fired from the Palestinian enclave into Israeli territory, about 610 have fallen inside the enclave, the effectiveness of Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system is estimated at 90%. According to the latest information, 12 people died in Israel, more than 50 were seriously injured. The number of Palestinians killed in retaliatory Israeli airstrikes has reached 230, including 65 minors. More than 1.7 thousand people were injured.