The Indian embassy in Ukraine on Wednesday issued an advisory on Wednesday and requested Indian nationals to depart Kharkiv. The advisory says that Indian nationals “must leave” instantly and attain Pesochin Babaye and Bezlyudovka settlements by 1800 hrs, amid the escalating army operation in Ukraine.
“Urgent advisory to all Indian Nationals in Kharkiv. For their safety and security, they must leave Kharkiv immediately in light of the deteriorating situation. They should Proceed to Pesochin, Babaye and Bezlyudovka as soon as possible for their safety. Under all circumstances they must reach these settlements by 1800 hrs (Ukrainian time) today,” India in Ukraine mentioned in an announcement.
In the meantime, a complete of 16 flights have already introduced again stranded Indian nationals from Ukraine until right now. International Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla mentioned on Tuesday mentioned that Indian nationals have left Kyiv and almost 60 per cent of Indians in Ukraine have left the nation to this point.
“All of our nationals have left Kyiv. The information with us is that we have no more nationals left in Kyiv, nobody has contacted us from Kyiv since. All our enquiries reveal that each and every one of our nationals have come out of Kyiv,” Shringla mentioned at a media briefing on the evacuation of Indian residents from Ukraine within the wake of Russia`s army operations.
He mentioned out of an estimated 20,000 Indian residents in Ukraine, 60 per cent have left the nation for the reason that first advisory was issued by the federal government.
“We had an estimated 20,000 Indian nationals in Ukraine at the time we issued our first advisory. Approximately 12,000 have left Ukraine so far, which means 60 per cent of the people have left the country. Of the remaining 40 per cent, roughly half remain in the conflict zone in Kharkiv and the other half have either reached the western border of Ukraine or are heading towards the western border. They are generally out of conflict areas,” Shringla mentioned.He additionally mentioned a high-level assembly was additionally chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
(With inputs from companies)