“Visuals Of Students Stuck At Ukraine Are….” Says Rahul Gandhi Amid Indian Students Request For Help

New Delhi: Amid war at Ukraine a video of Indian students who are stuck in Ukraine, requesting the Indian Embassy to rescue them. In the dimly-lit video purportedly shot from inside one of the bunkers where many have been hiding, two students from Karnataka’s Bangalore are appealing to the Indian authorities to help them as there is no help being provided to them. This video was shared by Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on his twitter, appealing government to help them.

He tweeted, “Visuals of Indian students in bunkers are disturbing. Many are stuck in eastern Ukraine which is under heavy attack. My thoughts are with their worried family members. Again, I appeal to GOI to execute urgent evacuation.”

One of the students, who identified herself as Meghna from Bangalore, is being heard saying that Indians from all parts of the country have been stranded in the bunker for over 24 hours without food, water, or even proper ventilation. The video ends with a child who identifies himself as Meghna’s brother, appeals for help to get his sister back.

The Indian Embassy has advised the citizens not to move towards the border without any coordination with the officials. “The situation at various border checkpoints is sensitive and the Embassy is working continuously with our Embassies in our neighboring countries for coordinated evacuation of our citizens,” the Indian embassy in Ukraine tweeted this morning.

The embassy said that it’s finding it “increasingly difficult” to help Indian nationals who reach border checkpoints without prior intimation.

“Staying in western cities of Ukraine with access to water, food, accommodation and basic amenities is relatively safer and advisable compared to reaching border checkpoints without being fully abreast of the situation,” the embassy said.

The Indian Embassy is trying to evacuate people. They have appealed to everyone to carry their passport, cash in US dollars, and to carry their covid double vaccination certificate if possible and to print Indian flag and paste on vehicles during their travel.

On February 25, over 470 Indian Medical students were evacuated from Ukraine via Romania as the government announced the calls for rescuing the thousands of stranded Indians from the war-torn country. The students were asked to travel to Romania from Ukraine to catch an Air India rescue flight to New Delhi.

India has sent government teams to Ukraine’s borders from Hungary and Poland to evacuate the citizens who are still stuck in the country. The officials are traveling via land, as the Ukrainian airspace has been closed amid an onslaught by the Russian military.

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