Kerala's CM writes to PM Modi, pleading aid for Indians stranded in Ukraine

Thiruvananthapuram: Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, requesting an immediate intervention for Indian students stranded in Ukraine. Many people, primarily young students, who have taken refuge in bunkers are going without food and drink,  and are in a very disturbed mental state, the CM mentioned in his letter.

"Those who have taken refuge in bunkers in cities like Kiev, Kaekhiv, and Sumi in eastern Ukraine are in desperate need of food and water. There is an immediate need for assistance in removing them through Russia " the letter reads, The Chief Minister further stated that a huge number of students had risked the cold to go to the Poland border, but Ukraine officials are refusing to allow them to cross.

"Force is allegedly being used against them. Steps to send personnel from our embassy to the border who can successfully speak with Ukrainian officials may be taken right now "He asked for it. He also urged the Centre to take prompt action to open the Moldovia route.

Meanwhile, two flights carrying a total of 25 Indian students from Ukraine to Thiruvananthapuram reached Sunday. "I also take this opportunity to congratulate the Government of India and the Ministry of External Affairs for steps done thus far," the Chief Minister stated in his letter.

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