Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin today spoke to students from the State who are studying in Ukraine, over video call and enquired about their safety, availability of food.
During the video call, Stalin also assured them that the government is taking steps to bring them back. He asked about the prevailing position there and requested them not to panic.
Stalin on Friday said the State government would bear the cost of bringing back students from the state who are stranded in Ukraine.
Around 5,000 students from Tamilnadu, mostly in professional courses and other emigrants, are stranded in Ukraine amid the conflict with Russia.
According to an official release on Friday, 916 students and emigrants from the state stranded in the eastern European country have so far contacted the officials appointed by the government at district and State levels besides in New Delhi, regarding evacuation.