Indian scholar killed in Russian shelling in Ukraine’s Kharkiv : The Tribune India

Tribune Internet Desk

Chandigarh, March 1

An Indian scholar misplaced his life in Russian shelling in Kharkiv metropolis of war-hit Ukraine on Tuesday, official spokesperson of the Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated.

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In a tweet, Arindam Bagchi wrote: “With profound sorrow we verify that an Indian scholar misplaced his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in contact together with his household. We convey our deepest condolences to the household.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the daddy of Indian scholar Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagoudar, who died in shelling in war-hit Ukraine.

Official sources stated Modi supplied his heartfelt condolences to the household following the tragedy.

Manoj Rajan, Commissioner, Karnataka SDM, stated: “We have now confirmed from MEA the unlucky demise of Naveen Shekharappa in #Ukraine. He was from Chalageri in Haveri.”

As per stories, he had left for a close-by retailer to purchase somethings. Later, his buddy acquired a name from a neighborhood official that he (Naveen) has died, stated Rajan.

Various Indians are nonetheless stranded in Kharkiv the place Russia has launched a significant navy offensive.

The MEA stated the international secretary is looking in ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine to reiterate India’s demand for “urgent safe passage” to Indian nationals who’re nonetheless in Kharkiv and different cities in battle zones.

“Similar action is also being undertaken by our ambassadors in Russia and Ukraine,” the MEA stated.

On Tuesday morning, the Indian Embassy urged all residents, together with college students, to go away Ukraine capital Kyiv “urgently today, by trains or any other means available”.

The authorities on Monday stated that efforts to evacuate its residents from Ukraine have been hampered by “adverse conditions” on the borders, nevertheless it has additionally supplied to assist evacuate residents of neighbouring and different growing nations stranded there.

Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov stated that Russian troops proceed to shell town and have begun to explode energy substations.

Terekhov stated on Ukrainian TV channels that the shelling of Kharkiv continues. Greater than 87 homes have been broken. There are individuals who have been trapped. Now we’re eliminating these blockages.

“The invaders have begun to blow up the substations that supply us with electricity. Some districts of Kharkiv are already disconnected from electricity, and, accordingly, there are problems with water and heat supply. That is why I can tell you that what happened, and is happening in Kharkiv today is genocide. Not an operation but a war to destroy the people… This is a crime against the whole world,” Terekhov stated, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

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