new Delhi: Union Minister General V.K. Singh on Wednesday visited Budomierz on the Poland-Ukraine border where he met stranded Indian students and distributed food and water to them. After meeting the Indian students, Singh said they were exhausted, but the students were relieved that efforts were being made to bring them back to their homeland.
The morale of the students is high – VK Singh
VK Singh tweeted that it can be said without saying that the morale of the students is high and I am impressed by their resilience, Jai Hind. Singh, one of the special envoys appointed by the government to oversee the evacuation process, along with India’s ambassador to Poland Nagma Mallick, visited Budomierz to take stock of the situation. Indian Embassy officials in Warsaw (Poland) have created a new entry point at the Poland border for Indian nationals stranded in western Ukraine. Embassy officials said Indian nationals, including students stranded or residing in Lviv, Ternopil and other places in western Ukraine, can travel to the Budomierz border check-point at the earliest for a relatively quicker entry into Poland. “Alternatively, they have been advised to travel south for transit via Hungary or Romania,” officials said. They have also advised Indian citizens to avoid crossing the Shehini-Medyka border.
Kiren Rijiju arrives in Kosice, Slovakia
The Indian Embassy has also deployed its officials at the Medika and Budomierz border posts to receive all evacuees and facilitate travel to India. Meanwhile, another special envoy of the government, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, has arrived in Koसिसice in Slovakia, near the border with Ukraine, to oversee the evacuation of the stranded Indians. India’s Ambassador to Slovakia Vanlalhuma and Pankaj Phukan, First Secretary at the Indian Embassy in Brussels have also reached there to facilitate the evacuation mission under Operation Ganga.
[Attribution to NBT]