India Issues Third Advisory for Stranded Citizens in Ukraine

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  • Indian Embassy issues third advisory after Russia attacks.
  • Nearly, 18,000 Indians stranded.
  • Air India Dreamliner returned mid way today after Ukraine shut down its airspace.

New Delhi: The Govt of India is concerned about the situation in Ukraine, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday.

The Indian Embassy in Kyiv issued the third advisory in a day. “We are aware that certain places are hearing air sirens/bomb warnings. In case you are faced with such a situation, google maps has a list of nearby bomb shelters, many of which are located in underground metros,” the embassy said.

As many as 18,000 Indians in Ukraine are stranded, most of them students said the MEA. Air India Dreamliner returned midway after the ex-Soviet Union closed its air spaces after Russians invaded the eastern province of the country.

“Since the air space in Ukraine has been closed, we have stopped the measures to bring back Indians via flights. We are planning alternative measures to bring back Indians. Ministry of External Affairs has decided to send more diplomats to this area to help the Indian embassy,” said V Muraleedharan, the junior Foreign Minister.

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