New Delhi – A special Indian Air Force plane will now bring Indian students stranded in Ukraine back to India via Moscow. The distance from Moscow to Kharkiv is about 750 kilometres. The Russian military will make a ‘humanitarian corridor’ to transport Indian students safely from the war-torn cities to the base of the Moscow Air Force. From there, the students will board special planes and return to the Hindan base in Ghaziabad.
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India’s foreign ministry says a fierce battle is currently raging in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Sumy and Kharkiv. Hundreds of Indian students are stranded in these cities. Indian students are being evacuated via Romania, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia as Ukraine’s airspace has been closed since 24th February.
The situation on the battlefield has become so dire that Indian students trapped in the cities of Sumy and Kharkiv are no longer able to reach Ukraine’s western border. Therefore, it has been decided to send an Indian Air Force aircraft to Moscow. Russian troops will be called in to help evacuate Indian students from the war-torn areas. This has been discussed between both countries.