Russia-Ukraine war: Indian student hospitalized after being shot in Kyiv, says GoI

Explosion in Kyiv, Ukrainian capital, on February 24. [Photo: Twitter/Michael Holmes]

An Indian student was reported to have been hospitalised after being shot in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, India’s minister General Vijay Kumar Singh said on Friday.

Singh is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India.

“A student from Kyiv was reported to have been shot (at) and was immediately admitted to the hospital in Kyiv, The Indian embassy had earlier clarified on priority that everyone should leave Kyiv. In the event of war, a bullet does not look at anyone’s religion and nationality,” Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

This comes days after an Indian student Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagoudar was killed in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city where missile strikes have been reported. A native of Karnataka, Naveen was a fourth-year medical student at the Kharkiv National Medical University.

Another student Chandan Jindal, 22, of Vinnytsia National Pyrogov, Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia Ukraine, died after suffering an Ischemic stroke. Jindal was admitted to Emergency Hospital Vinnytsia (Kyivska street 68) but could not survive.

About 18,000 Indians have returned to the country in seven days, the government said on Thursday, adding that about 7,000 people are expected to return to safety in the next two days.

“A total of 18,000 Indian nationals have left Ukraine since our first advisory was released. 30 flights under Operation Ganga have brought back 6,400 Indians from Ukraine so far. In the next 24 hours, 18 flights have been scheduled,” Arindam Bagchi, ministry of external affairs spokesperson said.

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