An Indian student was shot at in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, days after a student died in the city of Kharkiv.
As per the minister, the student was trying to escape Kyiv and was wounded in firing. He was reportedly taken back into the city and is currently under treatment in the hospital, Union Minister VK Singh confirmed. Naveen Shekharappa, 21-year-old, of Karnataka had stepped out to stock food before taking the train out of the city.
The Centre is making efforts to ensure the safe return of the Indians stuck in Ukraine. Around 1,700 students are still to be rescued from the war-hit Ukraine.
General Singh had stated 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. Thousands of students have been trying to escape Ukraine by reaching the borders, where they can cross over to countries from where they are being flown back to India under “Operation Ganga”. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, nearly 17,000 Indian nationals have left Ukraine’s borders.