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Bring back stranded Indians from Ukraine at the earliest: Kejriwal

Bring back stranded Indians from Ukraine at the earliest: Kejriwal
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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged the Central government to bring back Indians stranded in Ukraine at the earliest and provide them with all help.

Kejriwal's remarks came after a news report claimed that Indians stranded in Ukraine are allegedly not getting help from the Indian embassy in Ukraine.

Amid adverse circumstances in Ukraine, Indian students along with other Indians are facing difficult conditions. Request the Indian government to bring back all Indians from Ukraine a a soon as possible by extending them all possible help. The Delhi government is with the central government for all sort of cooperation, Kejriwal said in a tweet.

In the tweet, he also attached the news report which alleged that Indians were not getting required help from the Indian embassy in Ukraine.

India began evacuation of around 14,000 of its stranded citizens on February 26.

To scale up the rescue operations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the Indian Air Force (IAF) to evacuate Indians stranded in Ukraine due to the Russian military offensive against that country.

The IAF is likely to deploy several C-17 aircraft as part of Operation Ganga from Tuesday, sources said.

Till now, only private Indian carriers were evacuating Indians from Romania and Hungary, countries with land borders with Ukraine on the western side, as the Ukrainian airspace had been shut since February 24.

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