As Russia closes in on capital Kyiv, the Indian embassy in Ukraine has issued a brand new advisory to Indian nationals, particularly college students, caught there, saying that preparations are being made to evacuate them.
Asking them to stay “strong, safe and alert”, the embassy has urged college students dwelling closest to frame checkpoints — CHOP-ZAHONY, Hungarian border close to Uzhhorod, PORUBNE-SIRET Romanian border close to Chernivtsi — to depart first in an organised method.
“Once above routes are operational, Indian nationals travelling by their own arrangements for transport would be advised to proceed to above border checkpoints, and remain in touch with the Helpline Numbers set up at respective checkpoints for facilitation through the border. Numbers would be shared once the control rooms are established,” the advisory acknowledged.
College students have been suggested to stay in contact with pupil contractors, for orderly motion.
The advisory has requested its residents to hold important objects together with them, together with passport, money, and COVID-19 double vaccination certificates
“Carry passport, cash preferably in USD for any emergency expenses, and other essentials. COVID-19 double vaccination certificate, if available,” the advisory states.
“Print out Indian flag and paste prominently on vehicles and buses while travelling,” it added.
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In the meantime, authorities sources have mentioned that evacuation flights are being organised for Indians stranded in Ukraine.
In response to sources, they are going to be flown again from neighbouring nations and the associated fee shall be borne by the Authorities of India
Air India has been roped in for the evacuation course of. It’ll function two flights to the Romanian capital, Bucharest, on Friday, whereas a 3rd flight is deliberate for tomorrow (Saturday) from Budapest.