4 Union Ministers to travel to Ukraine’s neighbouring countries to coordinate evacuation of Indians

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Kyiv: Stepping up its efforts to evacuate Indian students stranded in war-hit Ukraine, the Centre on Monday decided that Union ministers Hardeep Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju and V K Singh will travel to its neighbouring countries to coordinate the evacuation mission and help students, government sources said. These ministers will be going there as “special envoys” of India, they said.

While Mr. Scindia will look at Romania and Moldova, Mr. Rijiju will go to Slovakia, according to sources. Mr. Puri will go to Hungary and Mr. Singh will be in Poland to manage the evacuation.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal were among those who participated in the meeting.

There are about 40,000 Indians in Ukraine, as per the government data.

 

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