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India to Help People From Neighbouring Countries Stranded in Ukraine: PM Modi at High-Level Meeting

Modi had chaired a meeting on Sunday evening as well and had asserted that the safety and evacuation of Indians from Ukraine, attacked by Russia, is a top priority for his government.

Updated: March 1, 2022 12:22 AM IST

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PM Narendra Modi will hold the meeting via video conference with the chief ministers. (File Photo)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the entire government machinery is working round the clock to ensure that all Indians in Ukraine are safe and secure. India will also help people from neighbouring and developing countries who are stranded in the eastern European nation, he added. PM Modi made the remarks at a high-level meeting, his second of the day, that was held to review the ongoing efforts under “Operation Ganga” to bring back the Indians stranded in Ukraine, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

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Union ministers Hardeep Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju and V K Singh will be going as “special envoys” of India, government sources had earlier said. Scindia will take care of evacuation efforts from Romania and Moldova while Rijiju will go to Slovakia. Puri will go to Hungary, while Singh will be in Poland to manage the evacuation of Indians who have come from Ukraine through land borders.

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The MEA said PM Modi noted that the first consignment of relief supplies to Ukraine to deal with the humanitarian situation on the country’s borders would be dispatched on Tuesday. “The prime minister pointed that the visit of four senior ministers as his Special Envoys to various nations will energise the evacuation efforts. It is reflective of the priority the government attaches to this matter,” the MEA said in a statement.

“Guided by India’s motto of the world being one family, the prime minister also stated that India will help people from neighbouring countries and developing countries who are stranded in Ukraine and may seek assistance,” it added.

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Published Date: February 28, 2022 7:49 PM IST

Updated Date: March 1, 2022 12:22 AM IST