Amid the closure of Ukrainian airspace, the Indian embassy in Kiev has stated that different preparations are being made for the evacuation of Indian residents in Ukraine, The info was conveyed by an advisory that comes within the backdrop of Russian army operations within the Donbas area of Ukraine.
The embassy stated that the schedule for particular flights has been canceled because of the closure of Ukrainian airspace. “Alternative arrangements are being made for the evacuation of Indian nationals. The embassy will convey information as soon as such arrangements are finalised so that Indian nationals can relocate to the western part of the country,” added the advisory.
It additional recommended that Indian residents carry their passports and crucial paperwork always. The embassy additionally issued helpline numbers whereas directing the residents to maintain following its web site and social media for updates on relocation preparations. Earlier, the embassy has stated that the current state of affairs in Ukraine is very unsure and Indian residents ought to stay calm and secure.
“All those that are touring to Kyivtogether with these from western elements of Kyiv, are suggested to return to their respective cities quickly, particularly in direction of safer locations alongside the western bordering international locations,” it had said. Meanwhile, leaders from a number of countries including the UK, the US, Canada and the European Union have condemned Russia’s military operations in the Donbas region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said special military operations are being launched “to guard” the people in the Donbas region. He also warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with the Russian action would lead to “penalties”. Notably, Ukraine has introduced martial law, urging citizens to remain calm amid Russia’s military operations. Moreover, it has closed the airspace for civilian aircraft “because of the excessive danger of aviation security.”