Kyiv/New Delhi: As Russian forces on Sunday entered Kharkiv, on Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv in a message advised Indians to move towards the western part of the country and said that Ukraine Railways has organized emergency trains from Kyiv.
In a tweet, it said: “Ukraine Railways is additionally organising emergency trains at no cost, first come basis from Kyiv. Schedule can be found at train stations.
“Indian diaspora is advised to move away from conflict zones to the Western region subject to security situation and the extant regulations,” it said. An estimated seven thousand Indian students are stranded in Kharkiv, and are holed up in underground bomb shelters and subway stations, with water and food running out, according to their emergency pleas on social media. Kharkiv is 30 km from the border with Russia.