In a recent message to stranded Indian nationals in Ukraine’s war-torn country, the Indian embassy in the east European country advised them to travel away from combat zones to the western side due to the “security situation and existing restrictions.”
The news: Taking to Twitter on Sunday, the embassy said that Ukraine Railways is organising free-of-cost “emergency trains” on a first-come-first-serve basis from Kyiv. “Schedules can be found at train stations,” the statement added.
- The latest guideline comes as Russian forces entered Kharkhiv – the second-largest city of Ukraine, causing heavy battle between them and the Ukrainian soldiers. Sunday marks the fourth day of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
- India has consistently put forth its concern regarding the safe exit of its nationals, which primarily includes students, from Ukraine. A fourth Air India flight, carrying 240 Indian nationals, as part of Operation Ganga, is scheduled to land in Delhi from Romania’s capital Bucharest later in the day.
Notably, India is evacuating its stranded nationals from Ukraine via various land routes in the European nation’s neighbouring countries Romania and Hungary.
Poland and Slovakla have also stepped in to help India in bringing its people back home. The land routes were planned after Ukraine shut its airspace on Thursday soon after Russia President Vladimir Putin ordered military operation in the country.