The evacuation of Indian nationals trapped in Ukraine has been started as the war with Russia almost begins. An Air India special flight that left for Ukraine on Tuesday morning has landed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport with 242 Indian students at 11.45 pm. This flight had taken a return flight from Kharkiv in Ukraine to Delhi in the evening.
Earlier the flight was to reach Delhi at 10.15 pm,
earlier it was told that Air India flight carrying 256 Indian students would return to Delhi at 10.15 pm, but late-night news agency ANI quoted Air India officials as saying that the flight carrying 241 Indians Will land an hour late. However, the reason for the delay was not given. Air India flight Dreamliner B-787 was sent to Ukraine, which has a capacity of 200 passengers. More than 20 thousand Indians live in Ukraine and its border areas, which the government is trying to bring back.
Four more flights will be operated, the advisory issued by the embassy,
apart from this four other flights will be operated. Issuing an advisory, the Embassy of India said that four flights from Kyiv to Delhi will also operate on February 25, February 27, and March 6, 2022. Russia has declared two provinces of Ukraine as independent countries. India has expressed concern over this move of Russia. TS Tirumurti, India’s representative at the United Nations Security Council, said that there are more than 20,000 Indians living in Ukraine and its border areas, including students. Tirumurti said that the safety of these Indians is our priority.
India urges both sides to exercise restraint
India’s stand at UN on Russia-Ukraine tension We appeal to both sides to exercise restraint. We believe that this issue can be resolved only and only through diplomatic dialogues. Whatever steps have been taken to defuse the tension, we need some time now. Have to give too.”
“All sides must maintain international security and peace. This tension must be resolved at the earliest, which is acceptable to all parties. Diplomatic efforts must be stepped up immediately,” he said.