New Delhi: India on Saturday, February 26, issued fresh advisory for stranded citizens in Ukraine and urged them “not to move to any of the border posts without prior coordination” with government officials. The Indian Embassy in Ukraine took to Twitter to share an advisory for Indian citizens stranded in the Ukraine. It said, “All Indian citizens are advised not to move to any of the border posts without prior coordination with Government of India officials at border posts and the emergency numbers of Embassy of India, Kyiv,” Embassy of India in Ukraine’s Kyiv said in a statement.
“The situation at various border checkpoints is sensitive and the Embassy is working continously with our Embassies in our neighbouring countries for coordinated evacuation of our citizens. Embassy is finding it increasingly difficult to help the crossing of those Indian nationals who reach border checkpoints without prior intimation,” the statement read.
#UkraineRussiaCrisis All Indian citizens are advised not to move to any of the border posts without prior coordination with GoI officials at border posts: Embassy of India in Kyiv, Ukraine in an advisory to Indian nationals pic.twitter.com/K2Yeu2YxwP
— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2022
In view of the massive evacuation operation being organized through the joint efforts, it said, “please note, staying in Western cities of Ukraine with access of water, food and accommodation and basic amenities is relatively safer and advisable compared to reaching border checkpoints without being fully abreast of the situation.”
“All those currently in the Eastern sector are requested to continue to remain in their current places of residence until further instructions, maintain calm and stay indoors or in shelters as much as possible, with whatever food, water and amenities available and remain patient. Avoid unnecessary movement. We once again remind you to exercise caution at all times, be aware of your surroundings and the recent developments.” it added.
Meanwhile, Indian Ambassador to Poland, Nagma Mallick, on Friday, said that the embassy has formed three teams that will assist in moving stranded Indian students out of western Ukraine. “Firstly, to all stranded students, stranded Indians on the Ukraine side, the government of Poland is doing a lot to provide easy transit into Poland to stranded people of all nationalities who are coming in via land border with Ukraine,” said Indian envoy to Poland Nagma Mallick.
“We’ve set up 3 teams for the exit out of western Ukraine, including one in Lviv. Poland government is doing a lot to provide easy transit into Poland to stranded people of all nationalities,” Mallick said. Earlier on Friday, the latest advisory was issued for Indians in Ukraine desiring to be evacuated via Poland.