Pressed Russia, Ukraine for rapid ceasefire, keep inside: India to college students in Sumy

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oi-Deepika S

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New
Delhi,
Mar
05:

India
on
Saturday
urged
college students
stranded
in
war-hit
Ukraine
to
keep
inside
shelters
as
the
authorities
has
strongly
pressed
Russian
and
Ukrainian
governments
by way of
a number of
channels
for
an
rapid
ceasefire
to
create
a
protected
hall
for
our
college students.

Pressed Russia, Ukraine for immediate ceasefire, stay inside: India to students in Sumy

Russia
declares
ceasefire
in
Ukraine’s
Mariupol,
to
open
humanitarian
corridors
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“We
are
deeply
involved
about
Indian
college students
in
Sumy,
Ukraine.
Have
strongly
pressed
Russian
and
Ukrainian
governments
by way of
a number of
channels
for
an
rapid
ceasefire
to
create
a
protected
hall
for
our
college students,”
Official
Spokesperson,
Ministry
of
Exterior
Affairs,
Arindam
Bagchi
tweeted.

“Have
suggested
our
college students
to
take
security
precautions,
keep
inside
shelters
and
keep away from
pointless
dangers.
Ministry
and
our
Embassies
are
in
common
contact
with
the
college students,”
he
added.

Russia
declared
a
humanitarian
hall
and
a
ceasefire
from
10
am
native
time
for
the
exit
of
civilians
from
Mariupol
and
Volnovakha.

The
Russian
army
has
mentioned
it
is
halting
its
offensive
at
10
am
native
time
on
Saturday
so
residents
can
go away
the
encircled
Azov
Sea
metropolis
of
Mariupol
in
the
Donetsk
Folks’s
Republic
(DPR).
The
metropolis
has
been
managed
by
Ukrainian
forces
since
2014.

Three
C-17
heavy
carry
transport
plane
of
the
IAF,
which
had
taken
off
yesterday
from
the
Hindon
air
base,
landed
at
the
identical
airbase
this
morning.

These
flights
evacuated
629
Indian
nationals
from
Romania,
Slovakia
and
Poland.
These
flights
additionally
carried
16.5
tonnes
of
aid
load
from
India
to
these
international locations.

Until
date
the
IAF
has
flown
10
sorties
to
deliver
again
2,056
passengers,
whereas
taking
26
tonnes
of
aid
load
to
these
international locations,
as
half
of
Operation
Ganga.

India
has
been
evacuating
its
residents
by way of
particular
flights
from
Ukraine’s
western
neighbours
such
as
Romania,
Hungary,
Slovakia
and
Poland
as
the
Ukrainian
airspace
has
been
shut
since
February
24
due
to
a
Russian
army
offensive.

Story first printed: Saturday, March 5, 2022, 16:16 [IST]

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