20 SIKKIMESE STUDENTS IN UKRAINE, GOVERNMENT IN TOUCH WITH STUDENTS 

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Sikkim Review 

Gangtok, Feb 25:

As many as 20 students are currently stranded in Ukraine, confirms Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang today as there was no official confirmation on the same.  Chief Minister today through his official Facebook page informed “Dear Parents of students studying in Ukraine,

As of yet, we have received details of 20 students currently stranded in Ukraine. We have contacted the Ministry of External Affairs and have provided the details. Indian Embassy in Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, and Slovakia has also been contacted and are working towards coordinating an alternate route for evacuation. We are in constant touch with the students and taking feedback on their status.”

Family members of the stranded students have requested the government arrange their return.

Meanwhile Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang has appealed to the citizens from the state, who are left stranded in Ukraine, to get in contact with the chief minister’s office (CMO).  CM Tamang has also shared contact information for the citizens from the state stranded in Ukraine.

Appealing to the citizens, the CM said, “Considering the current situation in Ukraine, I request the Sikkimese citizens studying or residing there to contact Shri Ratnamani Pradhan, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Chief Ministers’ Office, Gangtok on the following number (+91 97351 23333) or via mail ([email protected]),”

Tamang further informed that the Sikkim government is in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to ensure safe return of the students from Ukraine.

The MEA has been holding a series of high-level meetings to put into operation alternative contingency plans as the Ukrainian airspace closed, amid war-like situation. The Indian Embassy in Kyviv has also opened helpline numbers for Indian nationals to reach out to the authorities.

According to estimates, over 15,000 Indians are currently staying in Ukraine.

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