Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday wrote to Ministry of External Affairs, seeking safe deportation of as many as 50 medical students from war-hit Ukraine and urged parents to keep trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Like other Indian states, students from South Tripura, West Tripura and North Tripura have been undergoing graduation and post-graduation courses of medical science in various universities of Ukraine but have been passing a distress life underground for the last three days following attacks by Russia.
He expressed his firm belief that the union government shall ensure safe return of all the Indian origins including students from Tripura and said, “Several students of Tripura are stuck in Ukraine. We have presented the matter to the MEA, & I am sure, required help will reach the students soon, until then requesting all to follow the advisory issued by Govt of India and Embassy of India, Ukraine.”
Deb, earlier, through his social media handles, had shared the contact details of Indian Embassy in Ukraine calling upon the parents from Tripura to establish a contact, at least, and register the details of their children to know the whereabouts.
As many as 26 medical students of the state have been enrolled with medical colleges at Kyiev, Poltava, Kharkiv and Vinnitsa of Ukraine. A state government official said that according to a report, about 26 Tripura students have been connected with the embassy officials and efforts have been made to drop the students at the borders of Georgia and Romania from there they will be evacuated by Indian Airlines flight.