A number of Indian students are stranded inside a basement-turned-bunker in Kharkiv, Ukraine. They are scared of the ongoing Russian invasion, while some others, who are brave enough, are out moving in bone-chilling weather on Ukraine’s western border. These students have alleged misbehavior by the border guards on the other side, especially on the border of Poland.
The news: One of the residents of Vidarbha’s Amravati district, Wrushabh Gajbhiye, had informed a news agency in India that it’s his fourth day in the basement of his college in Kharkiv, also adding “explosions can be heard even in the basement”.
- Gajbhiye while giving his details also begged to be evacuated.
- Another students who is in the same basement with Gajbhiye, Mohammed Saif said, “The food we have may not last more than two days,”.
What’s going on: The district information office (DIO) of Nagpur, Maharashtra has released a list of Nagpur residents who are stuck in Ukraine. There are more than 20 residents alone from Nagpur, whom the government is trying hard to get back.
- One amongst those in the released list is Hardeep Singh, who is a business associate for Nagpur-based consultant M/s Universal Education. He has relocated to a bunker along with his family..
- Singh is in contact with the Indian Embassy and Kishore Saste, his business associate in Nagpur.
What are they saying: Singh, while insisting for evacuation said, “Russian military vehicles were on the streets, but we’re safe in the bunkers. Even food is sufficient.”
- Singh further informed that “the real crisis is in places such as Kharkiv, which is a war zone. Rather than taking people from the west, help should come from the east.”
- “I have received messages from our students that the Polish police are misbehaving with Indians, possibly because India abstained from voting against Russia at the United Nations Security Council,” Singh shared.