Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla held a press conference on Saturday where he briefed about the measures taken by the Indian government under ‘Operation Ganga’ to bring back Indian nationals from Ukraine.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a high-level meeting on the Ukraine issue.
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To futher assist Indians in Ukraine, a dedicated twitter handle has been set up, said MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
The Foreign Secretary said that thousands of Indians have been flown out of Romania and Hungary and another thousand have been evacuated from Ukraine through land routes.
The Prime Minister had on Thursday chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) in New Delhi. The topmost priority of the government is the safety and security of Indian nationals, PM Modi had said during the meeting.
A total of 469 Indian nationals have been evacuated from conflict-ridden Ukraine, out of which 250 landed in Delhi on Sunday morning and 219 landed in Mumbai on Saturday evening.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday morning said that special military operations are being launched “to protect” the people in the Donbas region.