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Maintain calm and not give rise to panic, travel back to India on commercial flights: Indian embassy in Kyiv

16/02/2022 at 7:07 PM

Kyiv, Feb 16: Amid the ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, the Indian embassy in Kyiv on Wednesday advised its citizens to maintain calm and not give rise to panic.

Embassy of India in Kyiv continues to monitor the situation on a regular basis. Some FAQs for Indian citizens are placed below, and all citizens are advised to go through the same, it tweeted.

Answering some frequently asked questions of Indian citizens, the embassy said, “It is important to maintain calm and not give rise to panic”.

Those desirous of travelling back to India are advised to book available commercial flight tickets, the embassy said.

Ministry of External Affairs is also in discussions with Ministry of Civil Aviation and various airlines for expanding flights between India and Ukraine.

The embassy further emphasised that tickets should be purchased from verified and reliable sources only.

It also advised to keep monitoring Embassy Twitter and Facebook page and website for updates on the matter. Do not forward unverified news, and beware of potential scams.

On whether visa and consular services are functional, the embassy said the embassy continues to function normally to provide all services to Indian nationals in Ukraine.

On the issues concerning the Indian students studying in Ukraine, the embassy said that they are engaging with concerned Ukrainian authorities for appropriate regularization of the education process.

Earlier, Indian Embassy in Ukraine asked its citizens, particularly students whose stay is not essential, to leave Kyiv temporarily.

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