PM Modi’s meeting on Ukraine: 4 Union ministers to go for evacuation operations, say reports
16,000 students are reportedly stuck in Ukraine.
Four Union ministers will fly to Ukraine’s neighbouring countries to evacuate Indian students stranded due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it was reported. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called an urgent meeting with top ministers and officials to work out a solution earlier today as Indians trying to leave Ukraine have been unable to do so for the past few days due to the ongoing crisis. NDTV quoted sources saying that it is the PM’s priority to safely evacuate the students.
Ministers Hardeep S. Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju and VK Singh will travel to the countries bordering Ukraine as special envoys to coordinate and help with the evacuation. Scindia will be coordinating for Romania and Moldova, Rijiju will coordinate for Slovakia, Puri will go to Hungary and Singh will be in Poland.
Social media is full of visuals of Indian students stuck at Ukrainian borders. There are reportedly 16,000 students stuck in Ukraine, who are said to be either at the borders or hiding in basements and shelters.