A group of 21 Bharatiya students of Chernivtsi National University are still stranded in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. The students are afraid as they have been told that local autnorities have issued shoot at site order as the Russia-Ukraine war has escalated.
Of the 21 students, 11 are girls and 10 boys who are stranded at Chernivtsi.
Girl students were also harassed and beaten by Ukrainian Police guards.
Speaking to IANS, Priya, one of the students, said Bharatiya students were stranded in Ukraine and needed help.
“For last four days we have been eating only three to four spoons of rice. Now the Embassy has asked us to board a train on our own risk to move out of the town. We somehow reached Chernivtsi and have spent nearly Rs 2.5 lakh so far. No train was available and we are losing hope,” she told IANS.
She narrated the ordeal, saying Bharatiya students were stranded on the roads.
She said Bharatiya students like her were running out of money, food and now their lives were also at risk.
“We are roaming on the road and can meet with any fate. We need help,” she told IANS while requesting to make arrangements of any kind of help.
The students also shared a video with IANS narrating how they travelled to Kiev, Lviv, Dnipro and reached Chernivtsi. They said no one was ready to help them out and were unable to cross the border as it was shut down by 8 p.m.
The students want urgent intervention of the Union Ministry of External Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office to save their lives.
Bharatiya government has launched ‘Operation Ganga’ and as of now have sent four flight to bring students back in Bharat. The fourth flight was sent on Sunday afternoon.
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Very interesting, Prof.Chattopadhyay.
Ukraine has a long stint of racialism. We’ve seen in BBC videos footage how Indian students watching a football match are badly beaten both in the stadium and outside. Recently, South Africa has complained of racial mistreatment of their citizens (black) in Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers currently have mistreated Indian students trying to cross the West Ukrainian border to get into Poland to avail themselves of a safe passage to India from Poland. With all money depleted, without food & shelter, these Indian students are moving like a begger in Ukraine to get a chance to escape before they die in Russian shelling or Ukrainian snippers who have been given the shoot-at-sight order. Not a single Ukranian came to their help. It is this Ukraine that
1. voted agianst India in the UNO on the nuclear test issue
2. voted against India at UNO on Kashmir issue
3. voted against Indis’s permanent in UNO’s Security Council
4. supplied arms to Pakistan
5. supported A Qaeda
Now that same Ukraine is begging of India’s assistance to act as an intermediatory to persuade Russia to stop aggression and withdraw its troops from Ukraine. India as a good gesture and on the humanitarian ground has supplied millions of dollars of medical aid to Ukraine in this dire crisis!