The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday assured that it was strongly pressing the Russia and Ukraine governments to create a safe corridor for Indian students trapped in war-torn Ukraine’s Sumy.
The MEA also advised the students to stay inside shelters and avoid unnecessary risks.
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi took it to microblogging site Twitter and wrote:
“We are deeply concerned about Indian students in Sumy, Ukraine. Have strongly pressed Russian and Ukrainian governments through multiple channels for an immediate ceasefire to create a safe corridor for our students.”
“Have advised our students to take safety precautions, stay inside shelters and avoid unnecessary risks. Ministry and our Embassies are in regular touch with the students,” it said in another tweet.
Meanwhile, Russia has announced a brief ceasefire in parts of Ukraine.
“Today, on March 5 at 10 am Moscow time, the Russian side declares a ceasefire and opens humanitarian corridors for the exit of civilians from Mariupol and Volnovakha,” Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik quoted Russian defence ministry as saying.