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Another 1,000 Indian students leave Kyiv by train, to be airlifted from countries neighbouring Ukraine

Representational image. More than 1,000 Indian students in Ukraine have left Kyiv by train for evacuation from neighbouring countries (Pic. Courtesy ANI)

The Indian embassy in Ukraine said that more than 1,000 students left Kyiv by train on Monday for the western border of the country so that they could be evacuated from neighbouring countries.

"Four hundred students housed near the Embassy since 24 Feb successfully left Kyiv by train through Mission's efforts. Ensured movement of more than 1,000 Indian students from Kyiv towards Western Ukraine today. Advised the remaining few students in Kyiv to leave once curfew is lifted," India in Ukraine tweeted.

Earlier the embassy issued a second advisory to all Indian nationals/students in Ukraine. "Weekend curfew lifted in Kyiv. All students are advised to make their way to the railway station for an onward journey to the western parts. Ukraine Railways is putting special trains for evacuations," said the advisory.

The embassy requested all Indians to "remain calm, peaceful and united"." A large crowd can be expected at the railway stations, therefore, it is advised that all Indian students remain patient, composed and especially not to exhibit aggressive behaviour while at the railway stations. We expect delays in trains' schedule, even cancellation at times and long queues," the advisory said.

Indian students are requested to carry their passport, sufficient cash, ready-to-eat meals, easily accessible winter clothing and only essential items to ensure easy mobility. Be mindful of your belongings at all times," the advisory added.

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