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Indian embassy advises all stranded Indians to leave Kyiv ‘urgently’ today

New Delhi: The Indian Embassy in Ukraine has issued a fresh advisory asking all its nationals, including the students stuck in the war-torn country, to leave Kyiv immediately, in the midst of the escalating Russia Ukraine war. The embassy has also advised all stranded Indians to avail trains to leave Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine, which has been attacked by Russia.

A tweet by the embassy reads, “Advisory to Indians in Kyiv. All Indian nationals including students are advised to leave Kyiv urgently today. Preferably by available trains or through any other means available.”

Voicing deep concern over the deteriorating situation in war-torn Ukraine, India at the UN General Assembly reiterated its call for an immediate end to the violence and hostilities and also welcomed the holding of talks between Moscow and Kyiv.

Also read: Russian troops resume attack on Kyiv: Ukraine military

Addressing the emergency special session on Ukraine at the UNGA on Monday, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, T.S. Tirumurti said India “firmly believes that there is no other choice but to return to the path of diplomacy” and added that this was advocated strongly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his recent telephonic talk about the Russia Ukraine war with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

An empty street in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Photo: UNI

Tirumurti also highlighted the “urgent and pressing humanitarian situation developing in Ukraine” and said India is providing urgent relief supplies including medicines, which will be delivered soon.

On Monday, PM Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the ongoing efforts under ‘Operation Ganga’ to bring back Indians stranded following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Thousands of Indians, especially students studying medicine in Ukraine, have been stuck in the country since it closed its airspace as a security measure after Russia launched “special military operations” against the country last week.

Indiablooms News Service

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