Ukraine Russia War Live: On the Belarus border, Russia and Ukraine continue to hold talks; more than half a million Ukrainians have left the country.
Ukraine Russia War, Talks in Belarus Live:
For the last four days, Ukraine has kept Russia out of Kyiv. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the next 24 hours will be the hardest for Ukraine. The G7 leaders also spoke with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine. According to him, all countries would continue to support Ukraine’s fight against Russia. 352 civilians have been killed by Russian attacks in Ukraine. This includes 14 children.
Advice to Indians to go to Western Ukraine
Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arindam Bagchi said we urged Indians trapped in Ukraine to go to Western Ukraine, but not directly to the border because of the large number of people. Instead, they should visit nearby cities and find places to stay. We are making arrangements there, and our staff will assist you. Please do not panic, we have enough flights.
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Special envoys deployed in four countries: Ministry of External Affairs
According to the Foreign Ministry, four countries with Ukraine share borders with special envoys. Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will visit Romania to improve coordination and monitoring of the evacuation process. Kiren Rijiju will visit the Slovak Republic, Hardeep Puri will visit Hungary, and VK Singh will visit Poland. Scindia will also oversee the evacuation process in Moldova. A new road has been constructed through Moldova. It will be easy to leave through Romania from here.
About 1400 Indians returned by six flights so far
Approximately 1400 Indian citizens have been brought from Ukraine so far through six flights, according to Bagchi. Four of these flights came from Bucharest, the capital of Romania, and two from Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
Efforts on to evacuate Indians from Ukraine: MEA
Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Indian nationals trapped in Ukraine are being worked on. Some of the situations on the ground remain grim and are cause for concern. However, we have been able to increase the evacuation operation. Approximately 8,000 Indians have left Ukraine since we issued the advisory.