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Another Indian student shot at while trying to escape Kyiv, hospitalised: Minister

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Kyiv: An Indian student has been hospitalised after he was shot with a bullet in the capital city of Ukraine, a few days after another student died in Russian shelling in the city of Kharkiv.

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The student was trying to escape Kyiv and was wounded in firing, according to the minister. He was reportedly taken back into the city and is in hospital.

“We heard reports that a student leaving Kyiv was shot. He was taken back into Kyiv and immediately taken to hospital. This is happening in the fighting,” General (Retd) VK Singh told sources at Poland’s Rzeszow airport.

“The Indian embassy had earlier cleared on the priority that everyone should leave Kyiv. In the event of war, the gun bullet does not look at anyone`s religion and nationality,” he added.

The students are currently fleeing the war-torn country Ukraine and trying to reach the border of Poland for their safe return to India.

India has been evacuating its citizens through special flights from Ukraine’s western neighbours such as Romania, Hungary and Poland as the Ukrainian airspace has been shut since February 24 due to the Russian military offensive.

Four Union Ministers, Hardeep Singh Puri, Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Kiren Rijiju and Gen (Retd) VK Singh — are overseeing the evacuation efforts in the countries adjoining Ukraine.

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