Special evacuation trains have been arranged by Ukraine and all students are advised to report at the railway station in Kyiv to be moved to western parts, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine tweeted today, asking the students to “not exhibit aggressive behaviour while at the railway station.”
“We sincerely request all Indian nationals/students to remain calm, peaceful and united. A large crowd can be expected at the railway stations, therefore, it is advised that all Indian students remain patient, composed and especially not to exhibit aggressive behaviour while at the railway station,” the advisory said.
It added that delays in train timetables, even cancellation at times and large lineups were predicted.
“Indian students are requested to carry their passport, sufficient cash, ready to eat meals, easy accessible winter clothing and only essential items, to ensure easy mobility. Be mindful of your belongings at all times,” the advisory added.
Second Advisory to all Indian Nationals/Students in Ukraine as of 28 February 2022.
Ukrainians, both civilians and authorities, have been remarkably supportive in facilitating evacuation efforts of Indian citizens, especially considering these critical and dangerous times. You are all urged to respect this emotion,” it further noted.
Currently, Indian students are being moved to Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic – all nations which share border with Ukraine – before they are brought back to India under Operation Ganga.
Two flights – carrying 249 and 240 Indian nationals respectively landed in New Delhi today.