Guwahati: The Assam government has opened a helpline for people from the state who are stranded in war hit Ukraine.
The administration has also given WhatsApp numbers and email ids, along with a web link for people, who are still stranded in war-hit Ukraine so that they can reach out to the authorities.
The state government said it has been in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs to ensure safe return of all people from the state, who are stuck in Ukraine. Ten students from Assam have been evacuated along with other Indians so far from the restive country and they have reached New Delhi and Mumbai on separate flights, the state administration said.
“Glad to inform everyone that Shamanay Sarmah, Angshuman Sharma, Gunajit Kashyap & Shajan Hazarika have been safely evacuated from Ukraine. They were received by officials of Assam Bhawan in Delhi where they will be staying till we arrange their air travel to Guwahati,” Chief Minister Sarma tweeted.
India on Saturday begun the evacuation of its stranded citizens amid the Russian military offensive in Ukraine, with the first chartered flight bringing back 219 people from Bucharest to Mumbai. As per estimates, more than 100 students hailing from Assam are presently stranded in different parts of Ukraine.