As Russia invaded Ukraine, the Indian Embassy at 5 pm issued its third advisory since this morning on tips for Indians. “We are aware that certain places are hearing air sirens/bomb warnings. In case you are faced with such a situation, google maps has a list of nearby bomb shelters, many of which are located in underground metros,” the embassy stated. For these in Kyiv, the official hyperlink from Kyiv metropolis administration is right herethe embassy stated.
There are roughly 18,000 Indians in Ukraine, lots of them college students. An Air India flight despatched for evacuation took off at 7:30 am however needed to return after Ukraine closed its airspace for business flights.
“Since the air space in Ukraine has been closed, we have stopped the measures to bring back Indians via flights. We are planning alternative measures to bring back Indians. Ministry of External Affairs has decided to send more diplomats to this area to help the Indian embassy,” stated V Muraleedharan, the junior Foreign Minister.
“I spoke to Malayali students in Ukraine on phone. Indian students in the southern areas of Ukraine have told us that they are getting food, water and power. Students and parents should not panic. Our government has brought back Indians even from places like Iraq . The central government will be able to ensure the safety of Indians, there is no doubt about that. The control room has been expanded, more telephone numbers have been given,” he stated.
— India in Ukraine (@IndiainUkraine) February 24, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin in an early televised tackle to his nation introduced this morning that Russia would launch navy operations towards Ukraine. Since then, Moscow says it has destroyed Ukrainian navy air bases and air protection programs. Missiles have focused main Ukrainian cities together with the capital, Kyiv. Russia’s floor forces crossed into Ukraine from a number of instructions and explosions had been seen in cities alongside the coast.
Earlier right this moment, the Indian embassy requested folks to show away in the event that they had been heading to Kyiv and return to the cities they reside in,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is assembly this night with the Finance Minister, Defense Minister and different senior colleagues to evaluate the fallout of the Ukraine disaster. Sources stated the assembly will prioritize evacuation technique for the Indians stranded in Ukraine. On social media, pictures confirmed college students gathered outdoors the embassy with their suitcases in tow.
Ukraine says it has killed “around 50 Russian occupiers” whereas repulsing an assault on a city on the frontline with Moscow-backed rebels.
President Putin claims the invasion is to defend separatists within the east of the nation towards “genocide”.