India asks its citizens to leave Kyiv urgently, preferably by trains
The Indian Embassy in Kyiv had earlier advised Indian nationals to make their way to the railway station
India on Tuesday advised all its citizens to leave Ukraine capital Kyiv urgently, preferably by trains or through any other means available.
"All Indian nationals including students are advised to leave Kyiv urgently today. Preferably by available trains or through any other means available," the Indian Embassy in Ukraine said on Twitter.
On Monday, the Indian Embassy had issued an advisory that with the weekend curfew lifted in Kyiv, all students should make their way to the railway station for onward journey to the western parts of Ukraine.
“Ukraine Railways is putting special trains for evacuations,” the Embassy had informed.
“We sincerely request all Indian nationals/students to remain calm, peaceful and united,” it had noted.
“A large crowd can be expected at the railway stations. It is therefore advised that all students remain patient composed and especially not to exhibit aggressive behaviours while at the railway stations,” the Indian Embassy in Kyiv had stated.
“We expect delays in trains’ schedule, even cancellation at times and long queues,” it had informed.
Indian students are requested to carry their passport, sufficient cash, ready to eat meals, easy accessible winter clothing and only essential items to ensure easy mobility, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv had said adding that be mindful of your belongings at all times.
Ukrainians, both civilians and authorities, have been remarkably supportive in facilitating evacuation efforts of Indian citizens, especially considering these critical and dangerous times, it had maintained.
“You are requested to respect this sentiment,” the Indian Embassy in Kyiv had noted.