After Russia started a full-fledged invasion of Ukraine last week, India is sending humanitarian aid and medical supplies to the country.
The news: A team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is delivering 100 tents and 2,500 blankets to the Indian Air Force’s Hindon airbase, according to officials.
- It will then be transported by plane to Romania, Ukraine’s neighbouring country. The flight is set to depart at 10:15 a.m.
- Today, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., other flights bringing relief supplies will travel from Delhi for Poland. The consignments was loaded last night.
What’s going on: Since the Russian invasion began, on February 24, Ukraine has been facing a major humanitarian crisis.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Tuesday that 300 civilians had been murdered so far, including at least 14 children.
- The Indian government has been ferrying Indian citizens to the Romanian border as the Ukrainian airspace has been closed due to the Russian invasion.
- The evacuated Indians are then transported to Bucharest, Romania’s capital, which is nine hours away from the border. The Indians who have been evacuated board an Air India flight to India.