new Delhi: Air India will operate three flights between India-Ukraine from today. The other two flights are scheduled for February 24 and 26. The flights will take off from Boryspil International Airport and bookings are open through Air India’s booking offices, website, call centers and authorized travel agents.
Air India said in a tweet on Friday, “Air India will operate 3 flights between India-Ukraine (Borispil International Airport) India on 22nd, 24th and 26th February 2022, booking Air India booking offices, website, call centers and authorized travel Open through agents.”
As tensions between NATO countries and Russia escalated over the Ukraine crisis, the Indian embassy in Kiev issued a new advisory, in which it has also asked all Indian students to leave that country temporarily.
“In view of the continuing high level of tension and uncertainties regarding the situation in Ukraine, all Indian nationals whose stay is not deemed necessary and all Indian students are advised to temporarily leave Ukraine,” the embassy said.
It said commercial flights and charter flights available for “orderly and timely departure” from Ukraine could be used for travel.
“Indian students are advised to get in touch with the respective student contractors for updates regarding charter flights and to continue to follow the embassy’s Facebook, website and Twitter for any updates,” the embassy said.
The US and its western allies have been severely critical of Russia’s military build-up along the Ukraine border.
Russia has been demanding in writing a guarantee that Ukraine should never be allowed to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
first published:Feb. 22, 2022, 6:50 am