There is a growing uneasiness in Europe over the Ukraine issue. Debashish Panda, PG Research Fellow at the University of Belgium, gave detailed information about this whole matter after research. Debashish said, Europe is dependent on Russia in many respects, if the war starts then the European economy will be shaken. In such a situation, Indian students staying here for a long time will also be affected. Indian students will be left with the option of returning to the country if the fear of war increases or if the war starts. Now Europe and America are waiting for the next move of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ukraine has long been a favorite destination for Indian medical students. It is easy to get admission here as compared to India.
EU asks employees to return The
European Union has asked non-essential employees of the embassy in Ukraine to return to the country. Union spokesman Peter Stano said: “We are not vacating the embassy. Just giving non-essential employees a chance to telework from outside the country for some time. Italy’s foreign ministry has temporarily asked its citizens to leave Ukraine. Apart from this, it has also been advised not to travel to Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea region.
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citizens not to go to eastern Ukraine if not necessary. The Netherlands and Estonia have advised their citizens to leave Ukraine as soon as possible. Ireland has reduced embassy staff. It is noteworthy that on Tuesday, Russia announced the withdrawal of some of its forces from the Ukrainian border. But on Wednesday itself, NATO said that Russia has not reduced its forces, but increased it, calling it a verbal deposit of Russia. Meanwhile, Ukraine celebrated Unity Day on Wednesday.
The US says that we have not yet seen a clear pull-back of the Russian army. On the contrary, we see a large military gathering.
Common people also participated in this unity day program of the Ukrainian government. People everywhere opposed the defense of Ukraine and the plans of Russia. Ukraine’s President Zelensky declared a national holiday. Kavita Gupta, a postdoctoral research fellow in Germany, says that the possibility of a direct war between Russia and Ukraine seems less. But if a war happens, it will affect everyone in Europe.
The family members of India ask the situation of war on the phone
A petition has also been made to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking an order to the Central Government to bring back Indian students from Ukraine.
Vaishakh Manath Panakkal, who studied at Charles University in the Czech Republic, says that the war will have an impact across Europe. Indian students residing in Czech Republic are in touch with the Indian Embassy here. If they ask us to leave the Czech Republic, we will definitely go back. The family members are also worried due to the fears of war. From time to time they also keep getting information about the war.
The Indian Embassy in Kiev has advised Indian citizens living there to exercise restraint, amid fears of war between Ukraine and Russia with control rooms set up in New Delhi and Kiev . The embassy said on the social media account, do not panic. Those who want to go back to India should take tickets on the commercial flights available. There are many Indian students in Ukraine. His family members are worried for him. Questions are being asked about the availability of flights to India in large numbers.
A control room has been set up at the Kiev Embassy and the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs is in touch with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and all the airlines to increase the air service between India and Ukraine, the embassy said. At present only one Ukraine International Airlines flight is available between Delhi and Ukraine. Apart from this, there are connecting flights from Sharjah, Dubai, Almaty, Frankfurt and Doha.