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Three Manipur students reach Imphal safely from Ukraine

Union Minister of State for External Affairs, RK Ranjan Singh said that the government is putting all possible effort to bring back all stranded Indian nationals from Ukraine safely. Arrangement is underway for evacuation from eastern part of Ukraine, Sumy.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 8 Mar 2022, 3:28 pm

Bir Tikendrajit International Airport
Bir Tikendrajit International Airport

Three students from Manipur, who were among the Indians evacuated from war-torn country Ukraine, arrived safely in Imphal on Monday morning. Receiving the students at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, RK Ranjan Singh said that the government is putting all possible effort to bring back all stranded Indian nationals from Ukraine safely. Arrangement is underway for evacuation from eastern part of Ukraine, Sumy.

People who are still stranded and their families need not worry nor panic, the minister said.

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The Government of India is also concerned about their academic careers as most of the universities in Ukraine are closed because of the conflict with Russia, he said.

The Government of India is also planning to take an initiative that those evacuated Indian students be allowed to continue their studies in neighbouring countries. Besides this, Indian students who had pursued their degrees from Ukraine will be allowed to intern in India, considering the prevailing scenario, the MP said.

One of the students, M Lembasana, who is studying in Zaporizgzhia, Ukraine informed that they reached New Delhi on Sunday. The initiative taken by the Government of India for evacuation of Indian nationals is very satisfactory, he said.

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“Zaporizhzhia is one of the severely affected places by the Russia-Ukraine war. Lots of troubles are being experienced. However, the Indian embassy to Ukraine extended proper guidance and took up appropriate responsibilities for the safety of Indian nationals. Apart from this, the government of India also has borne our flight charges. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to them,” he added.

Another student, T Omnis, said the world’s largest nuclear power plant is located at Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine. As a result of it, bombardment and shelling were carried out in a grave manner. To keep themselves away from such situations, they used to hide in bunkers. For many days, they survived without getting enough food and water, she said and expressed her desire to return to Ukraine to continue her further studies once normalcy returns.

All three Manipur students were evacuated from Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

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First published:8 Mar 2022, 1:08 am

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