Russia-Ukraine War: Air India to operate flights to Romania, Hungary to evacuate Indians

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new Delhi: Air India will operate two flights to bring back the stranded Indian nationals amid the ongoing tension between Ukraine and Russia.

Air India will fly two charter flights, one each to Romania and Hungary, on Saturday (26 February) to evacuate Indians.

“Air India will operate flights on B787 aircraft as special government charter flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Bucharest (Romania) and Budapest (Hungary) on February 26,” a statement said.

“Air India has always been a vital role, stands by the nation during any crisis and now, inspired by the shared mission shared by the Tata Group and AI to serve the nation and its people – our employees Very eager to respond only to the call of our nation, inspired by our values ​​and conviction that ‘if we don’t do this then who will?'” the statement added.

Local media reported Friday that several explosions were heard in the Ukrainian capital as Russia entered the second day of a special military operation.

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized separate regions of Ukraine – Donetsk and Luhansk – as independent entities. Later, Putin ordered special military operations to “protect” the people in the Donbass region. Several countries, including the UK, US, Canada and the European Union, have condemned Russia’s military operations and imposed sanctions on Moscow.

Amidst the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, many airlines including Air India are operating special flights to bring back Indian citizens safely. Amidst the tension in the country, more flights are going to be operated from Ukraine (Kiev) in the coming days for Indian citizens.

First published:February 26, 2022, 1:09 am

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