Indian Student Shot At While Trying To Escape Kyiv During Russia Invasion of Ukraine: Union Minister

He was reportedly taken again into town and is in hospital.

Kyiv:

An Indian scholar has reportedly been shot at in Ukraine capital Kyiv, Union Minister VK Singh informed information company ANI on Thursday, days after one other scholar died in Russian shelling within the metropolis of Kharkiv.

The coed was making an attempt to escape Kyiv and was wounded in firing, in response to the minister. He was reportedly taken again into town and is in hospital.

“We heard reports that a student leaving Kyiv was shot. He was taken back into Kyiv and immediately taken to hospital. This is happening in the fighting,” Basic (Retd) VK Singh informed ANI at Poland’s Rzeszow airport.

On Tuesday, an Indian scholar was killed in Kharkiv, the second-largest metropolis in Ukraine, when he was standing in a queue exterior a grocery retailer. 21-year-old Naveen Shekharappa of Karnataka had stepped out to top off on meals earlier than taking the practice out of town.

The minister stated the Centre is making efforts to make sure that the utmost variety of college students can come out of Ukraine with as much less loss as doable.

The minister stated round 1,700 college students are nonetheless ready to be evacuated from Ukraine, which was attacked by Russia final Thursday.

Basic Singh is without doubt one of the 4 ministers despatched as particular envoys to Ukraine’s neighbouring nations to supervise the evacuation of Indians from war-hit Ukraine.

“The Indian embassy had earlier cleared on the priority that everyone should leave Kyiv. In the event of war, the gun bullet does not look at anyone’s religion and nationality,” Basic Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.

Hundreds of scholars have been making an attempt to flee Ukraine by someway reaching the borders, the place they’ll cross over to nations from the place they’re being flown again to India in evacuation flights underneath “Operation Ganga”.

In keeping with the Ministry of Exterior Affairs, almost 17,000 Indian nationals have left Ukraine’s borders since advisories had been issued over a fortnight again. Over 6,000 have been flown again dwelling, says the ministry.

Earlier than battle broke out, round 20,000 Indians, primarily medical college students, had been in Ukraine.

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