Indian Embassy in Kyiv shares 5 options available for border crossing to leave Ukraine

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After the Indian Embassy in Kyiv issued a notice asking Indian citizens currently in Ukraine to leave at the earliest, the mission shared information on five options available for border crossing for Indian nationals.

As hostilities continue to escalate across Ukraine, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv issued an advisory on Wednesday, warning against travel to the war zone and also advising Indian citizens, currently in Ukraine, to leave as soon as possible. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi shared the options available for border crossing for Indian nationals based on information available with the Embassy in Kyiv. The information concerned leaving Ukraine by crossing the Ukraine-Hungary, Ukraine-Slovakia, Ukraine-Moldova, Ukraine-Poland and Ukraine-Romania border.

The Embassy has requested that Indian citizens crossing the borders continue to take security precautions during the journey. For the Ukrainian-Hungarian border, the embassy indicated that the checkpoints are located in the Transcarpathian region (Tysa only for vehicles, Dzvinkove, Luzhanka, Vylok, Chop). A convenient option is to travel to the town of Chop by train, he added.

To cross the border, the mission said, Indian nationals must have a valid passport, a valid Ukrainian residence permit (Posvidka), a student card/student certificate (if applicable) and preferably a train ticket. ‘plane.

For the border between Ukraine and Slovakia, the checkpoints are located in the Transcarpathian region (Uzhhorod only for vehicles, Malyi Bereznyi, Mali Selmencio only for pedestrians). Unless they already have a valid Schengen/Slovak visa, Indian nationals must obtain a visa at the border checkpoint, he added.

To obtain the visa and cross the border, he noted that Indian nationals must have a valid passport, valid Ukrainian residence permit (Posvidka), student card/student certificate (if applicable) and preferably a flight ticket.

Also, for the Ukraine-Moldova border, checkpoints are located in Chernivetska (Kelmentsy, Rososhany, Sokyryany, Mamalyha), Vinnytska (MohylivPodilskyi) and Odesska (Palanka-Mayaki, Starokozache) regions.

Unless they already have a valid Moldovan visa, Indian nationals must obtain a Moldovan transit visa in advance from the Moldovan Embassy in Kyiv. To cross the border, Indian nationals must have a valid passport, valid Ukrainian residence permit (Posvidka), student card/student certificate (if applicable), flight ticket and transit visa Moldovan.

For Ukraine-Poland, checkpoints are located in Lvivska (Rava-Ruska, Shegyni, Krakivets, Grushiv), Volynska (Yagodyn) regions. Unless they already have a valid Schengen/Polish visa, Indian nationals must obtain a Schengen/Polish visa in advance from the Polish Consulate General in Lviv. To cross the border, Indian nationals must have a valid passport, valid Ukrainian residence permit (Posvidka), student card/student certificate (if applicable), preferably air ticket, Schengen/Polish visa.

Border checkpoints between Ukraine and Romania are located in the regions of Zakarpathia (Dyakove only for vehicles, Solotvyno) and Chernivetska (Porubne). Unless they already have a valid Romanian visa, Indian nationals must obtain a prior Romanian visa at the Consulate General of

Romania to Chernivtsi or Solotvino.

To cross the border, Indian nationals must have a valid passport, valid Ukrainian residence permit (Posvidka), student card/student certificate (if applicable), preferably air ticket and visa Romanian.

Additionally, the contact numbers of the Indian Embassy in Kyiv or Indian Embassies in the above countries have also been shared for any assistance regarding border crossing.

Recently, several explosions were heard in Kyiv in the morning, which were later reported as targeted attacks on Ukrainian cities and infrastructure, using Iranian-made drones.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said at least five people were killed in Russian attacks on the Ukrainian capital.

“Under the rubble of a building in the center of the capital, which was hit by a Russian suicide drone yesterday morning, the body of another deceased resident – an elderly woman – has been recovered. This is already the fifth victim of Russia’s barbaric attack on the capital on October 17,” Klitschko tweeted.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said 30% of Ukrainian power plants had been destroyed due to the Russian attack, leaving no room for negotiations with the “Putin regime”.

“A different type of Russian terrorist attack: targeting Ukrainian energy and critical infrastructure. Since October 10, 30% of Ukrainian power plants have been destroyed, causing massive power cuts across the country. There is no space left for negotiations with the Putin regime,” he said in a statement. Tweeter.

The war between Russia and Ukraine has only escalated after a truck recently exploded on the Crimean highway bridge, setting fire to seven fuel tanks of a train heading to the peninsula Crimean.

The Crimean Bridge was opened in 2018 by Russian President Vladimir Putin, four years after Moscow annexed Crimea, and was designed to connect the peninsula to Russia’s transportation network. (ANI)

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