As the Indian government immediately issued a petition to all its citizens to leave Ukraine, the second largest city in Kharkiv, the first hand accounts of students stopped at the airport iron for you briefly to their desperate situation.
“Right now it’s hitting our heads. It’s worse than a situation. There is no bunker nearby. It is fully open. We have a train in front of us but they do not allow us. One or two doors open for people of Ukraine. for us. And for us our guns, bullets but no trains, “an Indian student Pragun told NDTV.
“We took a lot of risks to get there and 1,000 including Indians were detained at the train station. The gun itself. I want to tell the Indian government, if anything happens to us here, please take care come, ”he said.
Another student posted videos saying, they had been waiting at the station for three hours but were not allowed on the trains. Video clips sent by him show by several students gathered at the station in front of a train.
“A train came and went. They asked us to deboard. I do not know why. It was getting cold and ice. We did not know if we would be allowed on the next train. The children There are a lot of schools here. There are girls with us, “he said.
A third student, Himanshu Raj Mourya, spoke to NDTV, increasing the number of restricted Indian students to 7-800 and saying that ordinary Ukrainians are preventing them from boarding trains. .
“Ukrainians do not allow us to board trains. They sell guns. They threaten and intimidate us. Girls are beaten,” he said.
“We do not know how to reach the three places that the government has asked us to arrive, the guns are going on, there is a lot of danger, we do not know these three areas that we have been told to reach,” he said.
Their nightmares are happening as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued back-to-back advice to all its citizens in Kharkiv to leave immediately for their safety, as Russia’s response has increased. the city.
The Indian Foreign Ministry – which has to suspend operations in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv yesterday – said Indians should arrive in the new Pisochyn, Babai or Bezlyudivka by 6 pm local time (9.30 pm IST ), on foot if needed.
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Located in the eastern part of the city near the Russian border, Kharkiv has been facing severe attacks since the attack began. At least two Indian students have died since the conflict began – one in a Russian attack and the other in hospital while treating an illness.