new Delhi: Prime Minister of Bangladesh sheikh hasina Prime Minister on Wednesday to evacuate nine of its citizens from Sumi, Ukraine as part of ‘Operation Ganga’. Narendra Modi Thanks to Nine Bangladeshi nationals stranded in the northeastern city of Sumy were evacuated along with 694 Indians who were brought to the Ukrainian city of Poltava. He will be brought back to India along with other Indian nationals from Poland on Wednesday or Thursday.
Indian authorities on Tuesday began evacuating their stranded students from Sumi to Poltava after Russia announced a temporary ceasefire from 10 a.m. to provide humanitarian corridors in Kyiv, Sumi, Kharkiv and Mariupol. The announcement of the Human Corridor in Sumi came after Prime Minister Modi spoke to the Presidents of Ukraine and Russia to work out a safe route to evacuate the rest of the Indian students stranded in the north-eastern city of Sumi.
On 7 March, Prime Minister Modi spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and requested them to provide safe passage for the remaining Indian citizens stranded in the war-torn country. Meanwhile, the Indian embassy in Kyiv on Tuesday asked the rest of the Indian nationals to leave the Ukrainian capital using the ‘humanitarian corridor’ by any available means of transport.
An advisory issued by the Indian Embassy on Wednesday said that the next ‘humanitarian corridor’ is uncertain in view of the security situation, so they should leave the city immediately. The advisory further stated that the establishment of the next humanitarian corridor is uncertain in view of the security situation.
Officials also informed that two Union ministers and special envoys Hardeep Singh Puri and General V.K. Singh returned to New Delhi, with two other Union ministers Kiren Rijiju and Jyotiraditya Scindia still in Slovakia and Romania to oversee the evacuation of the remaining Indian nationals.