Authorities have assured us that students will be rescued soon,’ say Indian parents who want their stranded children to return home

Parents of Indian students stranded in Ukraine are worried about the safety of their children as the country has reported explosions, missile attacks and clashes with Russian forces in different parts of the country.

In a statement, Indian Ambassador to Ukraine Partha Satpathy urged Indians in the country to remain calm and face the situation with courage and asked them to stay in their familiar places. “As of now, the Government of India, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Embassy are seized of the situation and are working in mission mode to find a solution to this difficult situation,” the Ambassador said in the statement. communicated.

Mohammad Shafi, a parent of a student stranded in the country, told the Free Press Journal that his son who is currently at Uzhhorod National University tried to book an Air India ticket but was unable to do so. due to flight unavailability. “Although the university has cleared students to leave, no tickets are available for students at this time. As bombs were dropped on Kyiv airport, several students who had booked their flights for today have been accommodated by the Indian Embassy for the time being,” said Mohammad, who added that due to cash withdrawal limits announced by the Government of Ukraine, several people lined up ATMs in the city.

Another parent, Tehsin Ali, from Uttar Pradesh, said he had contacted the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) hotline for information on student safety in Ukraine and had been informed that it was planned to airlift the students by this evening. Ali added that many parents in the region, who have sent their children to Ukraine to pursue higher education, are extremely worried and plan to travel to Delhi if things are not resolved quickly. “As the authorities have assured that our children will be brought back safe and sound, we hope to see measures in this regard,” added Ali, whose son is studying at Ivano-Frankivsk University.

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Posted: Thursday February 24th 2022, 9:26 PM IST

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