Russia-Ukraine War: MEA sends teams to Ukraine’s borders to evacuate Indians

new Delhi: Ukraine closed its airspace after Russia launched a military operation against it, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday, with teams from Ukraine in Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Romania to assist in the evacuation. being sent across borders. Indian citizens.

“To assist in the evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine, MEA teams from @IndiaInHungary, @IndiainPoland, @IndiaInSlovakia and @eoiromania are moving towards the land borders with Ukraine,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. Indian nationals can approach the following teams near the border points in Ukraine.

Indian citizens can contact the following persons — S Ramji, (Mobile: +36305199944, WhatsApp: +917395983990), Ankur (Mobile & WhatsApp: +36308644597), and Mohit Nagpal (Mobile: +36302286566, WhatsApp: +918950493059) ) – – at the Zahony border post opposite Uzhhorod in Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine.

People in Krakowiec land border with Ukraine can contact Pankaj Garg (Mobile: +48660460814 / +48606700105), Manoj Kumar (Mobile: +421908025212), Ivan Kozinka (Mobile: +421908458724) at Vysne Nemecke land border with Ukraine .

In addition, Goshul Ansari (mobile: +40731347728), Udshya Priyadarshi (mobile: +40724382287), Andra Harionov (mobile: +40763528454) and Marius Sima (mobile: +40722220823) can be contacted at the Suseva land border with Ukraine. Is.

“Indian nationals near the above border points in Ukraine may contact the above teams if they wish to depart from Ukraine,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

India’s Ambassador to Ukraine Partha Satpathy said that the Indian Embassy in Kiev will continue to function until every Indian is evacuated.

“The Embassy of India in Kiev continues to operate round the clock. This morning we woke up with the news that Kiev is under attack, attacks on the whole of Ukraine. This has created a lot of anxiety, uncertainty and tension. I would like to assure all of you that the Indian Embassy here continues to work round the clock for the safety of Indians.

He further urged people to remain calm, level-headed and take necessary safety and precautions.

“The Government of India, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Embassy are on full alert and working out modalities to see how we can evacuate our citizens through the neighboring countries along the western borders of Ukraine. As I I say times are uncertain and therefore it is important to remain calm, lead level and take necessary safety and precautions which are important for all of us. We will continue to work here till every Indian comes back.”

India’s embassy in Ukraine accommodated over 200 Indian students at a school near the embassy in Kiev.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognized separate regions of Ukraine – Donetsk and Luhansk – as independent entities, adding to the ongoing tension between the two countries. Ukraine gained independence in 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said special military operations were being launched in the Donbass region “to protect” the people. He also warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with Russian action would have “consequences”.

Leaders of several countries, including the UK, US, Canada and the European Union, have condemned Russia’s military operations in the Donbass region.


First published:February 24, 2022, 9:37 PM

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