New Delhi: The Consulate General of Russia in Chennai, Oleg Avdeev, on Thursday invited Indian students leaving Ukraine to complete their education in Russia, as the medical curriculum is almost identical.

Speaking to the media, Avdeev said, “Indian students leaving Ukraine can continue their education in Russia as the medical curriculum is almost the same (as Ukraine). They know the language of the people, like in Ukraine, among them. Most spoke Russian. They are very welcome in Russia.”

Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv issued an advisory on 23 October asking Indian nationals in Ukraine to leave the country at the earliest. It also shared information on the five available border crossing options for Indian citizens.

The Indian Embassy in Ukraine issued a statement on October 20 advising Indian citizens not to travel to Ukraine citing the deteriorating security situation and escalation of hostilities in the war-torn country.

In the early stages of the conflict, India launched “Operation Ganga” to evacuate over 20,000 of its civilians in Ukraine.



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