After Assault Reports, Indian Embassy Asks Stranded Diaspora To Not Venture Towards Railway Stations Until Curfew Lifted In Ukraine
Indian citizens in areas of war-torn Ukraine where a curfew has been imposed were asked not to venture towards railway stations until and unless the curfew is lifted, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine said in its latest advisory.
New Delhi: Indian citizens in areas of war-torn Ukraine where a curfew has been imposed were asked not to venture towards railway stations until and unless the curfew is lifted, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine said in its latest advisory. This came after several Indian students fleeing the war-torn country on Sunday alleged that they were harassed, beaten, and restricted to cross the Poland border by the Ukrainian guards.
“Based on the latest input, intense fighting is underway in Kharkiv, Sumy, and Kyiv. It is reiterated, Indian nationals in these cities, and other cities wherever curfew has been applied, are NOT advised to venture towards railway stations until curfew has been lifted and considerable civilian movement is renewed,” the advisory read.
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distressing times for all, But this is no way to maintain order. @IndiainUkraine Pls ensure the students are given all assistance as they reach evacuation sites. pic.twitter.com/MwL1WdmDe5
— Akshay Dongare (@AkshayDongare_) February 27, 2022
What Is India Doing To Bring Back Stranded Diaspora?
Since then, India began evacuating its citizens from the war-torn region.The Indian Embassy, in a separate advisory earlier, had asked its nationals to move out of regions of active conflict and proceed towards the western regions.
It said that Indian nationals are being evacuated from Ukraine through Romania and Hungary. “We are continuously exploring and working to open up more borders with neighbouring countries for our citizens,” the advisory read.
It said that Ukrainian Railways is also operating special trains for evacuation of people free of charge, on a first come first serve basis at the railway station and for which tickets are not required. The Embassy added it is closely monitoring the developing situation especially in eastern regions of Ukraine.
(With IANS inputs)
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