new Delhi: The fifth flight from Ukraine carrying Indian nationals landed at Delhi airport this morning. The flight with 249 nationals started from Bucharest in Romania, which is one of the European countries from where stranded Indian nationals are being sent back to the country.
The passengers praised the Indian Embassy officials for their safe evacuation from Ukraine. A student who arrived here said, “The government has helped us a lot. All possible help was provided by the Indian embassy. The main problem is crossing the border. I hope all Indians will be brought back. Many more still in Ukraine.” Indians are stranded.”
Amid the Ukraine-Russia crisis, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine has advised Indian citizens against visiting any border posts at border posts without prior coordination with government officials.
In an advisory to Indian nationals on Saturday, the embassy stressed that the situation at various border posts is sensitive and it is continuously working with embassies in neighboring countries for coordinated evacuation of our nationals.
It said, “All Indian nationals in Ukraine are advised not to visit any border posts at border posts without prior coordination with the officials of the Government of India and without the emergency numbers of the Embassy of India, Kiev.”
“The Embassy is finding it difficult to help Indian nationals who reach the border posts without prior notice,” it added.
The Government of India has set up a dedicated Twitter handle to assist in the evacuation of Indians from Ukraine as part of Operation Ganga.
The Twitter account lists helpline numbers in Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic – all countries that share borders with Ukraine.
first published:Feb. 28, 2022, 9:09 am