Over 13,300 Indians evacuated from Ukraine so far: MEA
   Date :06-Mar-2022

Indian nationals
THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA)on Saturday said that almost all Indians have left Kharkiv city of Ukraine and the main focus of the Government is to evacuate citizens from Sumy as it is challenging amid ongoing violence and lack of transportation. The MEA said that over 13,300 people returned to India so far and 13 flights are scheduled for the next 24 hours.
He said a total of 15 flights have landed in the last 24 hours with around 2,900 onboard. Speaking at the special briefing on Operation Ganga, to evacuate all Indian nationals from Ukraine, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “From Pisochyn and Kharkiv, we should be able to clear out everyone in the next few hours, so far I know almost all Indians have left Kharkiv. The main focus is on Sumy now, the challenge remains ongoing violence and lack of transportation and the best option would be a ceasefire.” Bagchi further said that so far 298 students have been evacuated from Pisochyn. Bagchi said that the evacuation is a problem is in Sumy but assured that Indian students are safe in the campus.