On February 26, Kerala Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced that the Kerala government would be responsible for airline tickets for students arriving in Delhi and Mumbai on departure flights organized by the Union Government from Ukraine which he was under attack by the Russian military.
Vijayan said steps have been taken by the state government to obtain information that Keralite has arrived in the country from Ukraine.
Kerala Resident Commissioner in Delhi and NORKA staff will ensure facilities for smooth transit of students to the state from Delhi and Mumbai airports, Vijayan said.
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“The state government will provide airline tickets to Kerala for students arriving at Delhi and Mumbai airports on wrestling planes organized by the Union Government from Ukraine. Vital facilities,” Vijayan said. .
Eastern Europe has been under siege since March 24. Ukraine.
Television channels have broadcast many views of Kerala students in a war-torn country explaining their situation. Earlier in the day, Air India’s first departure flight had left the Romanian capital Bucharest for Mumbai with an estimated 250 Indians on board.
Nearly 20,000 Indians, primarily students, are currently living in Ukraine, the officials said.
Includes inputs from PTI