Indian Nationals Asked to Leave Ukraine Temporarily Amid ‘Uncertainties’

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There are about 20,000 Indian students in Ukraine.

After the US ratcheted up warnings against a possible Russian invasion in days, a dozen countries have advised their citizens to leave Ukraine.

Clarion India

NEW DELHI — The Embassy of India in Kiev has asked Indian nationals in Ukraine, particularly students whose stay is not essential, to consider leaving the country temporarily in the wake of the current situation as per the  latest advisory issued on Tuesday.

There are about 20,000 Indian students in Ukraine.

A statement from the Embassy of India in Kyiv read: “In view of the uncertainties of the current situation in Ukraine, Indian nationals in Ukraine, particularly students whose stay is not essential, may consider leaving temporarily. Indian nationals are also advised to avoid all non-essential travel to and within Ukraine.”

After the US ratcheted up warnings against a possible Russian invasion in days, a dozen countries have advised their citizens to leave Ukraine.

“Indian nationals are requested to keep the Embassy informed about the status of their presence in Ukraine to enable the Embassy to reach them where required. The Embassy continues to function normally to provide all services to Indian nationals in Ukraine,” the advisory further added.

“The Embassy continues to function normally to provide all services to Indian nationals in Ukraine,” informs advisory.

The move comes amidst concerns that Russia might invade Kiev. Though Moscow denies it has any plans to invade Ukraine, Putin’s forces has massed well over 1,30,000 troops near the Ukrainian borders.

The US has already said that a small number of embassy staff from Kyiv will relocate to Lviv, where they will provide limited consular services to Americans and keep communications open with the Ukrainian government, according to AP report.

 

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