Use the railway facilities offered, Kerala CM to students


Russian-Ukrainian War: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday asked Malaysian students still stranded in Ukraine to use the special train service offered by Ukrainian Railways to transport students to his western province so that they can be evacuated.

Earlier today, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv informed that the weekend curfew had been lifted in the Ukrainian capital. The embassy has advised all students to go to the train station to continue their journey to the western parts. “Ukraine Railways is setting up special trains for evacuations,” he said.

Hours later, Kerala’s chief minister said efforts were underway to repatriate Malayali students stranded in Ukraine and that with the weekend curfew there being lifted and the proposed launch of a rail service, students should take advantage of this opportunity.

In a tweet, Vijayan asked those of his state stranded in Ukraine to follow the latest updates on the evacuation process and said the MEA advised that all queries should be directed to @opgang handle on Twitter.

Eighty-two Malayali students, who were studying in Ukraine and left after Russia launched a military attack, had arrived in Kerala by Sunday evening.

The Kerala government had issued air tickets for Malayali students to travel from Delhi and Mumbai to the southern state.

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