40 Indian students in Ukraine walk 8 km in freezing cold to reach border


As many as 40 Indian students walked to the Ukraine-Poland border after they were dropped off by their college bus some eight km from the border, reports said.

The students of the Daynlo Halytsky Medical University in Lviv set out on foot after Ukraine closed its airspace, following the Russian invasion.

Visuals shared by one of the Indian students who made the long walk to the Poland-Ukraine border show them moving in a single file on the side of an empty road.

Around 16,000 Indians are still stranded in Ukraine after 4,000 were evacuated before the airspace was shut down, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.

The government of India has confirmed that a massive evacuation drive will be organised to bring back stranded Indians from Ukraine in flights. The cost of the flights will be borne by the Indian government.