New Delhi: Amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Delhi on Sunday asked the families of officials stationed at the Indian Embassy in Kyiv to return to India, ANI news agency reported citing officials. sources. Earlier today, India issued a notice urging its citizens to temporarily leave Ukraine due to escalating military tensions along the eastern border with Russia.Read also – Ukrainian crisis: President Volodymyr Zelenskiy calls for an immediate ceasefire
Families of Indian Embassy officials in Ukraine urged to return to India: Sources pic.twitter.com/lM91EhGlKS
— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2022
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“Given the continued high levels of tension and uncertainty regarding the situation in Ukraine, all Indian nationals whose stay is not deemed essential and all Indian students are advised to leave Ukraine temporarily. “, tweeted the Indian Embassy in Ukraine. Also Read – Biden faces a test of devotion to Ukraine – and democracy
— India in Ukraine (@IndiainUkraine) February 20, 2022
“Indian students are advised to also contact the respective contracting students for updates on charter flights, and continue to follow the Embassy’s Facebook, website and Twitter for any updates,” said the Indian Embassy.
The contact details for the control room in Delhi are: Telephone +91 11 23012113, +91 11 23014104, +91 11 23017905 and 1800118797 (toll free). Email: [email protected]
The contact details for the Helpline of the Embassy of India in Ukraine are: Telephone, +380 997300428 +380 997300483, Email: [email protected]
Additionally, Air India will also fly three special aircraft to Ukraine on February 22, 24 and 26. Flights will operate to and from Ukraine’s largest international airport, Boryspil International Airport.
According to the official document in 2020, Ukraine had a small but vibrant Indian community and there were around 18,000 Indian students studying in this country. Data is subject to change due to the pandemic.
Meanwhile, last-ditch diplomatic efforts are underway today to prevent what Western powers are warning could be the impending Russian invasion of Ukraine and a catastrophic European war.