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Don’t move to border posts without prior intimation: Indian embassy in Ukraine

The latest notice was issued as Russian forces closed in on Ukraine’s capital and reports of shellings and fighting poured in.

A Ukrainian serviceman stands by a deactivated Russian military multiple rocket launcher on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, February 25, 2022. (AP)

The Indian Embassy in Ukraine Saturday issued an advisory asking citizens to not move to any of the border posts without prior coordination with Indian officials at the border posts and Embassy.

“The situation at various border checkpoints is sensitive and the Embassy is working continuously with our Embassies in our neighbouring countries for coordinated evacuation of our citizens. The embassy is finding it increasingly difficult to help the crossing of those Indian nationals who reach border checkpoints without prior Intimation,” it said.

The latest notice was issued as Russian forces closed in on Ukraine’s capital and reports of shellings and fighting poured in.

The embassy pointed out that the western cities of Ukraine are relatively safer and it is hence advisable to stay in safe places there rather than travelling to border checkpoints without intimation.

The Minister of External Affairs earlier said that those in need of assistance can reach out to the MEA Control Room at 1800118797 (Toll free), +91 11 23012113, +91 11 23014104, and +91 11 23017905, or via email at situationroom@mea.gov.in

Here is the full text of the advisory:

All Indian Citizens in Ukraine are advised to not move to any of the border posts without prior coordination with Government of India officials at the border posts (helpline numbers established) and the Emergency numbers of Embassy of India, Kyiv.

The situation at various border checkpoints is sensitive and the Embassy is working continuously with our Embassies in our neighbouring countries for coordinated evacuation of our citizens. Embassy is finding it increasingly difficult to help the crossing of those Indian nationals who reach border checkpoints without prior Intimation.

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Please note, staying in western cities of Ukraine with access of water, food, accommodation and basic amenities is relatively safer and advisable compared to reaching border checkpoints without being fully abreast of the situation.

All those currently in the Eastern sector are requested to continue to remain in their current places of residence until further instructions, maintain calm, and stay indoors or in shelters as much as possible, with whatever food, water and amenities available and remain patient.

Avoid unnecessary movement.

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First published on: 26-02-2022 at 10:54:06 am
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