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As hostilities continue to escalate across Ukraine, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv has issued an advisory asking Indian citizens currently in the war-affected country to leave at the earliest. He also shared information on five border crossing options available to Indian nationals.

Taking to Twitter, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi shared border crossing options for Indian nationals based on information available with the embassy in Kyiv.

The information related to leaving Ukraine by crossing the Ukraine-Hungary, Ukraine-Slovakia, Ukraine-Moldova, Ukraine-Poland and Ukraine-Romania border.

Ukrainian War: Border Crossing Options for Indians

1) Ukraine-Hungary border: The embassy said that the checkpoints are located in the Transcarpathia 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.

2) Ukraine-Slovakia border: 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.

3) 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.

4) Ukraine-Poland border: 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.

5) Ukraine-Romania border: Checkpoints 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 Romanian Consulate General in 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.

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.

(With ANI inputs)

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