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Deeply concerned about Indian students in Ukraine’s Sumy: India

Have advised our students to take safety precautions, stay inside shelters and avoid unnecessary risks,” MEA spokesperson said

Indian students rest at teh floor of a train station after fleeing Ukraine (Reuters image)

ndia on Saturday said it is “deeply concerned” about the Indian students stuck in the eastern Ukranian city of Sumy and strongly asked both Russia and Ukraine through multiple channels for an immediate ceasefire for their safe exit from the conflict zone.

Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), said the students have been advised to take safety precautions, stay inside shelters and avoid unnecessary risks. On Friday, he had said around 700 Indians were stranded in Sumy.

“We are deeply concerned about Indian students in Sumy, Ukraine. Have strongly pressed Russian and Ukrainian governments through multiple channels for an immediate ceasefire to create a safe corridor for our students,” Bagchi said in a tweet on Saturday.

“Have advised our students to take safety precautions, stay inside shelters and avoid unnecessary risks,” he added.
Bagchi said the MEA and Indian embassies are in regular touch with the students.

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