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Modi speaks to Putin; efforts on to bring back 15,000 stranded citizens

Embassy in Ukraine started registration of Indians several days ago: Foreign secretary

Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (right)

Vinay UmarjiAneesh PhadnisAditi Phadnis Ahmedabad/Mumbai/New Delhi
As war broke out between Russia and Ukraine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the government acted in concert to oversee the evacuation of around 15,000 Indians, mostly students.  Officials were despatched to all neighbouring countries and in three rapid advisories, students were given guidelines to protect themselves, not travel in the direction of some areas of the country and contact Indian officials waiting on all Ukrainian borders. The Indian Air Force is on standby to evacuate passengers from neighbouring countries. The Ukraine airport remains closed. An Air India flight going to Ukraine turned back

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 1:01 AM IST

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