219 Indians including Tamils evacuated from Ukraine

The first flight from Romania carrying Indians evacuated from war-torn Ukraine left for Mumbai a while ago, minister of external affairs S Jaishankar said today.

He also said India is making progress in the evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine. Sources said at least five from Tamilnadu are part of the first set and more will be included in the next trips.

‘Regarding evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine, we are making progress. Our teams are working on the ground round the clock. I am personally monitoring,’ Jaishankar said on Twitter.

Jaishankar shared pictures of the evacuees on the flight and said India was making progress in repatriation efforts.

Earlier in the day, the Ministry of External Affairs said the first batch of Indian citizens evacuated from Ukraine had reached Romania via the Suceava border crossing.

The Indians had exited Ukraine and reached Romania through land border crossings between the two countries.