On Thursday, Russia had started bombing Ukraine opposing inducting the latter into NATO which will put NATO forces right on the borders of Russia. Explosions were reported in several areas of Ukraine and air sirens went off in Kyiv, indicating that the capital city is under attack.
At the time of writing this article, as s many as 40 Ukrainian soldiers and around 10 civilians have been killed by Russian shelling according to a report by Reuters. Meanwhile, hundreds of students of Telugu states are stranded in Ukraine worrying families back home. The majority of these students are from Hyderabad.
Bukovinian State Medical University one of the largest educational establishments in the country has around 1200 Indian students and a majority of them are Telugu students pursuing medical education. With no proper internet connectivity, the families back home are struggling to reach them.
There are reports about serpentine queues before banks, grocery shops, and other stores as people are resort to panic buying. The parents are urging the Government of India to intervene and evacuate the students there. But then, all special flights stand canceled as Ukrainian air space is closed. "Alternative arrangements are being made. Indian nationals can shift to the western part of the city and should carry their passports. As soon as the arrangements, the embassy will inform," the Indian embassy in Ukraine informed.
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