Indian student shot at while trying to flee Kyiv
Bhubaneswar: A few days after a student died in Russian shelling in Kharkiv during the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war situation, another Indian student has reportedly been shot at in Kyiv, informed Union Minister VK Singh on Thursday.
Reportedly, the student, who was trying to flee Kyiv, was injured in the firing. He was immediately taken back to the capital city of Ukraine and admitted to a hospital.
“We heard reports that a student leaving Kyiv was shot. He was taken back into Kyiv and immediately taken to hospital. This is happening in the fighting,” General (Retd) VK Singh told ANI at Poland’s Rzeszow airport.
General Singh is one of the four ministers sent as special envoys to Ukraine’s neighbouring countries to oversee evacuation of Indians from Ukraine as part of Operation Ganga. The Minister further informed that around 1,700 students are still waiting to be evacuated from Ukraine.
As per the Ministry of External Affairs, nearly 17,000 Indian nationals have left Ukraine’s borders since advisories were issued over a fortnight back. Over 6,000 have returned to India so far. Around 20,000 Indians, mainly medical students, were in Ukraine before the war broke out.