Russian Fire Kills Indian Student In Ukraine

SRINAGAR: An Indian student is reported to have been killed in Ukraine He has lost his life to the shelling by the Russian troops in the Kharkiv region, reports appearing in the media said.

“With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted. “The Ministry is in touch with his family. We convey our deepest condolences to the family.”

The slain student has been identified as Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, 20, from Karnataka, a fourth-year medical student at the Kharkiv National Medical University. Today in the morning when he was standing in the line before a grocery shop Russian army fired at people in which he was killed.

India has so far evacuated nearly 1400 citizens, mostly students from Ukraine. Now efforts are underway to deploy bigger IAF transporters to manage the rest of the people stuck in the war-torn country. There are almost 200 Kashmiri students stuck in the region and there is no idea about how many of them have been evacuated.

Bagchi tweeted: “Foreign Secretary is calling in Ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine to reiterate our demand for urgent safe passage for Indian nationals who are still in Kharkiv and cities in other conflict zones. Similar action is also being undertaken by our Ambassadors in Russia and Ukraine.”

Media reports said that around 16000 students from India are studying in Ukraine.

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