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Why Indian Embassy Unable To Reach Out Students In Eastern Ukraine? Kiren Rijiju Explains

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday reached out to the students in Slovakia where he interacted with them about the challenges embassy is facing to rescue the students in Eastern Ukraine

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To evacuate Indian students and civilians from war-torn Ukraine, a mission is being run on a war footing by the Government of India under Operation Ganga. For this, PM Narendra Modi himself is constantly talking to the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin. Along with this, the government has sent four of its ministers as special envoys to neighboring countries adjacent to Ukraine.

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who visited Ukraine's neighboring country Slovakia on this mission, shared the challenges and intricacies being faced in the evacuation of the students and citizens from Ukraine. He interacted with the students saying that the Indian government is facing difficulties in evacuating Indian citizens and students from Ukraine.

Interacting with Indian students from Ukraine in Slovakia, explaining the challenges and intricacies, Rijiju assured that the operation is not over yet. Still many people are trapped inside. The priority is to get those people out. This assurance is given to all that all Indians will be taken out safely.

In a tweet Kiren Rijiju said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a clear direction to secure our citizens & bring them home as soon as possible. India is the only country to carry out the rescue operation at this level."

Apart from this, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has informed by tweeting that today 9 flights have taken off from Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Poland, which includes a ship of Indian Air Force. Along with this, he said that 6 aircrafts of India are expected to fly soon. More than 3,000 Indian nationals in total are being brought back.

On the other hand, PM Modi spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone today. The two world leaders reviewed the situation in Ukraine. Especially discussed was Kharkiv, where many Indian students are stranded. They discussed the safe evacuation of Indians from conflict zones.

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