Amidst the war between Russia and Ukraine, an Indian student has has been shot dead in the war that broke out in Ukraine. The deceased student has been identified as Naveen, a resident of Karnataka. Naveen’s friends say that the incident happened when they were on their way to the railway station to catch a train so that they could reach the western border. On behalf of the Indian students, a request has been made to the embassy for help.
The ministry said that we express our condolences and sympathies to the family regarding this tragic incident. Not only this, the ministry said that the Foreign Secretary has spoken to the ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine and demanded that arrangements should be made for the safe evacuation of Indian students. Some Indian students are still trapped in Kharkiv and other cities and efforts have been stepped up by the government to rescue them.
There are around 20,000 Indians living in Ukraine. Most of them are students, who were living in Ukraine to study medical and other courses. Since the war in Ukraine and Russia, about 10,000 Indians have returned home so far. Of these, 8,000 people have returned on their own, while 1,500 have been brought back through the efforts of the Government of India. Meanwhile, a warning has once again been issued by the Ministry of External Affairs to the Indians living in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The Embassy in Ukraine has issued an advisory to Indians to leave Kyiv immediately and exit by any means possible.
In fact, the Russian army has surrounded Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. A 64-km-long Russian army convoy is stationed outside the capital. It is being said that at any time, a major attack can now be launched on Kyiv from Russia. In such a situation, leaving Kyiv is considered better for the people.