Poland allows Indian nationals evacuating conflict-torn Ukraine to enter visa-free


February 27, 2022 4:21 p.m. STI

New Delhi (India), Feb 27 (ANI): Poland is allowing visa-free entry for all Indian nationals evacuating from conflict-ridden Ukraine in its country, the Polish Embassy in India announced on Sunday.
Polish Ambassador to India Adam Burakowski shared the information on his Twitter account. Taking to Twitter, Burakowski said, “Poland allows visa-free entry to all Indian students escaping Russian aggression in Ukraine.”
The fourth flight left Bucharest, Romania, for Delhi to bring 198 stranded Indians back from Ukraine safely as part of “Operation Ganga”, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said on Sunday.
“Operation Ganga continues. The fourth flight has departed to bring our 198 Indians from Bucharest to Delhi safely,” Jaishankar said in a Tweet.
Earlier in a Tweet, the Foreign Secretary said the third flight to Delhi with 240 Indian nationals took off from Budapest in Hungary under Operation Ganga.
“The third flight of #OperationGanga with 240 Indian nationals took off from Budapest for Delhi,” he tweeted.
Amid the ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv has advised Indian citizens not to travel to any of the border checkpoints without prior coordination with government officials at the posts. borders.

A total of 469 Indian nationals have been evacuated from war-torn Ukraine so far, with 250 landing in Delhi on Sunday morning and 219 in Mumbai on Saturday evening.
In a notice to Indian nationals on Saturday, the Embassy stressed that the situation at the various border checkpoints is sensitive and that it is continuously working with the embassies of neighboring countries for a coordinated evacuation of our citizens.
“All Indian citizens in Ukraine are advised not to travel to any of the border posts without prior coordination with Indian government officials at the border posts and the hotlines of the Indian Embassy in Kyiv,” indicates the opinion.

“The embassy is finding it increasingly difficult to facilitate the passage of Indian nationals who reach border checkpoints without being informed beforehand,” he added.

The embassy further advised Indians to stay in towns in western Ukraine where access to water, food, housing and basic amenities is relatively safer.

It comes as the Russian army continues to advance in the Ukrainian capital, according to media reports. Explosions in parts of kyiv were heard on Friday as Russian forces approached the city, media reported on Saturday. (ANI)


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