All 694 Indian students stuck in Sumy have boarded buses to Poltava: Govt


Posted on 08 March 2022


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The evacuation of over 600 Indian students stranded in Sumy, Ukraine, has begun. All 694 Indian students stuck in Sumy have boarded buses to Poltava, according to Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. According to the news agency Press Trust of India, a medical student at Sumy university who did not want to be identified verified that buses have arrived and students have begun boarding the buses. "We have been told that we will go to Poltava. I am praying that we reach a safe zone and this misery is over," the student was quoted as saying by PTI. They will board trains to western Ukraine from Poltava, according to the foreign ministry. The students were moved as part of a civilian evacuation from Sumy and the town of Irpin in Kyiv, Ukraine, to Poltava, a city in central Ukraine, along a green corridor. Ukraine's foreign ministry tweeted a video of Sumy civilians being evacuated, saying,  "We call on Russia to agree on other humanitarian corridors in Ukraine".


Key Points


  • The evacuation of over 600 Indian students stranded in Sumy, Ukraine, has begun.

  • All 694 Indian students stuck in Sumy have boarded buses to Poltava, according to Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.


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