Published: 07th March 2022
#UkraineCrisis: Special flight carrying 160 rescued Indian students reaches Delhi
Over the past week, more than 10,000 Indian students have been evacuated from Ukraine's neighbouring countries by the Indian government
A special flight, carrying 160 Indian evacuees from Ukraine, landed in Delhi airport on Monday, March 7, from Budapest in Hungary at around 4:30 am.
Harishma, a student who is a Bengaluru resident, said, "It was really difficult. We travelled for three days through the metro tunnel. After we reached Ukraine border, the Indian Embassy evacuated us and brought us back. They had made all the arrangements such as food and water. I am happy that I am back in the country."
Gowardhan, another student, said, "After we crossed Ukraine border, the Indian Embassy provided all the facilities. I am thankful to the embassy for evacuating us." The Indian Embassy in Kyiv, on March 5, said that they will not leave any stone unturned to ensure the safe evacuation of Indian students from the Ukrainian city of Sumy and requested them to keep the strength going.
Over the past week, more than 10,000 Indian students have been evacuated from Ukraine's neighbouring countries by the Indian government. Barring Kharkiv and Sumy, almost all Indians from the remaining regions of Ukraine have been brought back.
The Indian Embassy said that despite shelling, roadblocks, diversions and other major adversities, food and water continued to be delivered to Pisochyn, in whatever quantities and means available. Russian forces launched military operations in Ukraine on February 24, three days after Moscow recognised Ukraine's breakaway regions — Donetsk and Luhansk — as independent entities.