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State to bear the cost of bringing 5,000 Tamil students in Ukraine: Stalin

The state has opened 24x7 helpline for Tamilians stranded in the war-torn nation. India weighing evacuation options via land through Hungary, Poland, Belarus, Slovak Republic and Romania


Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin (Photo: PTI)

BS Reporter Chennai

With as many as 5,000 students from Tamil Nadu stuck in Ukraine, chief minister M K Stalin said on Friday that the state will bear the cost for bringing them back, even as he urged the Centre to launch a special mission like Vande Bharath.

This comes after the war-hit country's airspace was closed for civilian aircraft on Thursday, following which Air India's second evacuation flight had to return from Iran. “I request the Government of India to arrange for Special Mission flights like Vande Bharath Mission to evacuate them from various parts of Ukraine," he said. The state has already

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 2:29 PM IST

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