Indian Student Shot in Kyiv, Says Union Minister VK Singh 

An Indian student was shot in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and later the student has been hospitalised there, said the union minister VK Singh on Thursday.  

“A student from Kyiv was reported to have been shot and was immediately admitted to the hospital in Kyiv,” Singh, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, told ANI.  

Singh is currently in Poland to oversee the return of Indian citizens stranded in Ukraine. The Indian government had launched operation Ganga, an evacuation mission for Indian citizens stranded in Ukraine. As part of the operations, ministers are camping in the neighbouring countries of Ukraine to coordinate the evacuation.  

The minister yet again reminded the advisories issued by the Indian Embassy in Ukraine urging citizens to leave Kyiv. “In the event of war, the gun bullet does not look at anyone’s religion or nationality.”  

 On Tuesday, an Indian student was killed in eastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv city. The 21-year-old student, Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagoudar, had left the bunker where he had been sheltering with other Indians to get food when he was killed in the shelling.  

Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine on February 24, describing it as a “special military operation” aimed at dislodging “neo-Nazis” ruling the country.  

On Wednesday, the Russian Ambassador-designate to India Denis Alipov said that Moscow was working “intensely” to create a humanitarian corridor for Indians stranded in conflict zones in Ukraine.  

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