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Scurrying to safety, Indian students hopeful of normalcy in Ukraine

According to the Indian Embassy in Kyiv, over 18000 students from India are in Ukraine studying medicine or engineering, forming roughly 24 per cent of total international students

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Vinay UmarjiAneesh Phadnis Ahmedabad/Mumbai
After the latest Russian attack on Thursday, several compatriots of third year MD student Nikheta Francis are still stuck and worried at her Bogomolets National Medical University in Kyiv, Ukraine.

"So far the university was offering online classes which got cancelled today after the attack. Classes will remain cancelled until further notice even as the university has asked students to stay safe and be packed and ready. However, this was not the scenario even till yesterday despite the media frenzy," said Francis, who returned to Ahmedabad a week ago via an Air Arabia flight from Kyiv to Hyderabad via Sharjah.

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First Published: Feb 24 2022 | 2:31 PM IST

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