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India’s evacuation plan for its citizens in Ukraine

Date: 23 February 2022 Tags: India & World


India is planning to evacuate Indian citizens and family members of the Indian embassy staff from Kyiv.



  • The government is planning to fly three flights from Ukraine. The first of the flight is being operated on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

  • The flight is expected to reach the Boryspil airport in Kyiv to evacuate Indian citizens. The flight has capacity of 256 seats.

  • Indian citizens can book tickets from Air India websites, authorized travel agents and also its booking offices.


Indian evacuation

  • India has asked students and non-essential visitors to leave the country. The family members of Indian embassy officials are also asked to leave.

  • This was the second advisory given out by Indian embassy officials to citizens from Ukraine. This was due to high level of tensions and uncertainties.


Ukraine situation

  • Tensions have escalated fast after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to recognize separatists regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent.

  • Following the announcement, US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order blocking trade and investment in the regions.

  • India has refused to take a stand in the situation and has instead asked both the parties to exercise restraint.

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