Govt late in evacuations, lives of Indians in peril: Chidambaram

P Chidambaram

Chennai: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram has said the government of India should stop its verbal balancing act and sternly demand that Russia stop immediately the bombing of key cities in Ukraine. His comments came after an Indian student was killed in the shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

‘If the bombing is stopped or paused, foreigners trapped in Ukraine may be able to leave the country. The government was late in ordering evacuation. The government was also guilty of encouraging Indians to believe that nothing untoward was likely to happen in Ukraine,’ he tweeted.

He pointed out that the lives of thousands of Indians, including students, are in peril. ‘India must speak up loudly and bravely and demand that Russia stop the bombing immediately,’ he said.