India asks its nationals to leave Ukraine temporarily as threat of Russian invasion grows
Indian students are advised to also get in touch with respective student contractors for updates on charter flights
As tension between the US-led NATO and Russia over Ukraine has further escalated, India has issued yet another advisory to its nationals, including students “whose stay is not deemed essential” to leave the East European country temporarily.
“In view of the continued high levels of tensions and uncertainties with respect to the situation in Ukraine, all Indian nationals whose stay is not deemed essential and all Indian students, are advised to leave Ukraine temporarily. Available commercial flights, and charter flights may be availed for travel, for orderly and timely departure,” the Indian Embassy in Kyiv said in its advisory issued on Sunday.
“Indian students are advised to also get in touch with respective student contractors for updates on charter flights, and also continue to follow Embassy Facebook, website and Twitter for any update,” the Indian Embassy said.
Earlier on February 15, India had asked its nationals to “avoid all non-essential travel” to and within Ukraine. It had also asked its nationals in Ukraine, particularly students whose stay is not essential to consider leaving temporarily.