694 Indian Students Were In Ukraine's Sumy Last Night, All Have Left For Poltava In Buses: Hardeep Singh Puri

by PTI - Mar 8, 2022 03:17 PM +05:30 IST
694 Indian Students Were In Ukraine's Sumy Last Night, All Have Left For Poltava In Buses: Hardeep Singh PuriUnion Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. (Pic Via Twitter)

New Delhi, Mar 8 (PTI) Union minister Hardeep Singh Singh Puri on Tuesday confirmed that the evacuation process for Indian students stranded in the war-torn Ukrainian city of Sumy has started and they are being been taken in buses to Poltava.

'Last night, I checked with the control room, 694 Indian students were remaining in Sumy. Today, they have all left in buses for Poltava,' Puri told reporters here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy ways to start the stalled evacuation of Indian students from Ukraine's besieged Sumy city pummelled by the invading Russian forces.

India has brought back over 17,100 of its nationals from Ukraine so far while Indian students remained stuck in the northeastern city of Sumy with their evacuation dependent on the facilitation of a safe passage by Russian and Ukrainian authorities.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without any modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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