Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a high-level meeting regarding the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia. Apart from PM Modi, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and senior central government officials were present in the meeting. The ground situation was also reviewed during the meeting.
According to sources, the ministers of the Central Government will go to the neighboring countries of Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Poland, from where Indian students are being evacuated. The decision has been taken to send them there, so that the problems being faced by the Indian citizens there can be removed.
Ensuring safety of students, evacuation of them from Ukraine top priority
In the meeting, the PM said that ensuring the safety of our students and expelling them from Ukraine is our top priority. In addition, discussions were held to enhance cooperation with Ukraine’s neighboring countries to expedite the evacuation. In view of the global situation arising in the wake of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, Prime Minister Modi had spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin recently and appealed to stop the violence and start talks. Let us tell you that the meeting of the PM lasted for more than 2 hours.
Indeed, the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has reached a turning point. On the fifth day of the war, there has been a strong missile attack on Ukraine. Meanwhile, there are reports of multiple missiles being fired simultaneously in and around Kyiv. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s health minister has claimed that 16 children have died in Russian attacks. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday directed Russia’s nuclear deterrent forces to be put on high alert amid growing concerns with the West over its attack on Ukraine.
Safe return of more than 1100 Indians
PM Modi has expressed deep anguish over the loss of life and property due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. He has also requested the Ukrainian authorities to take appropriate steps for the speedy evacuation of Indian nationals. Let us inform that so far more than 1100 Indians have returned safely from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, although a large number of citizens are still trapped there.
Let us tell you that earlier on Thursday also a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security Affairs was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Modi. In which Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and many other ministers attended.