Stranded Indian students cross Ukraine border and enter Romania

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Bucharest, Romania): Amid the ongoing Russian military operation in Ukraine, Indian nationals are crossing the Ukrainian border to Romania where the Romanian embassy is helping them with food, shelter and blankets.

Meanwhile, the students expressed their happiness for the efforts of the Romanian Embassy. Pranetha, one of the Indian students who were stranded at the Ukrainian border for two days, said, “We waited at the Ukrainian border for two days. Now we have entered the Romanian border and it is great here. We need food, shelter and Was provided. Blanket. We are happy and grateful to the Romanian Department and Embassy who helped us through the difficulties.”

Special flights are being operated to rescue Indian students stranded in Ukraine, Romania and Moldova. The special flight under ‘Operation Ganga’ has already evacuated 1,156 Indians from Ukraine.

Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine on Monday issued a second advisory to Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine and advised them to reach the railway station as the weekend curfew has been lifted in the city.

“The weekend curfew has been lifted in Kyiv. All students are advised to go to the railway station to travel to the western parts,” the advisor said.

It said that Ukraine Railways is running special trains for evacuation. It urged the Indian citizens/students to remain calm, peaceful and united.

According to the advisory, “A large crowd can be expected at railway stations, therefore, it is advised that all Indian students should be patient, restrained and do not behave aggressively especially at railway stations.”

It also alerted students to possible delays in train schedules, even multiple cancellations and long queues. It directed Indian students to carry their passports, sufficient cash, ready-to-eat food, easily accessible winter clothes and only essential items to ensure easy mobility. (ANI)

First published:February 28, 2022, 6:32 pm

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