The last batch of the Indian students stranded in Ukraine’s Sumy had successfully been evacuated with the help of the Indian government on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the Indian nationals are en route to Poltava, from where they will board trains to western Ukraine.
“Prime Minister Modi conveyed his deep concern for the safety and security of the Indian students remaining in Sumy. President Putin briefed Prime Minister about the ongoing measures related to humanitarian corridors for facilitating the evacuation of civilians including Indian students,” read the statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday.
Union minister Hardeep Singh Singh Puri on Wednesday confirmed that the evacuation process for Indian students stranded in the war-torn Ukrainian city of Sumy has started, and they are being been taken in buses to Poltava.
“Last night, I checked with the control room, 694 Indian students were remaining in Sumy. Today, they have all left in buses for Poltava,” Mr Puri told reporters on March 8, Wednesday.
According to the Ministery of Civil Aviation, about 18 thousand Indians have been brought back by special flights. On Tuesday, 410 Indians were brought back by special Civilian flights from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries by two special civilian flights from Suceava.