An envoy for Russia told the United Nations Security Council late Friday night that Russia is doing “everything” to evacuate foreigners from Ukraine. While the Kremlin has been accused of “war crimes” by the international community, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, said on Friday that the country is organizing civil migration from the Belgorod region and that “buses have been waiting for Indian students and other foreign nationals.”
“130 buses have been waiting at the crossing sites “Nekhoteevka” and “Sudja” in the Belgorod region of Russia since 6 a.m. today, ready to transport Indian students and other foreign nationals to Kharkiv and Sumy. The checkpoints are outfitted with temporary sleeping quarters, rest areas, and hot food. There are also mobile medical stations with medication on hand. Everyone who has been evacuated will be brought to Belgorod and then flown back to their motherland “Nebenzia spoke to the UN Security Council amid growing concerns about the safety of Indians stranded in the nation.
Students from India have made video requests for a safe evacuation from Ukraine, which have gone viral on social media. In the recent week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attended many high-level talks on the crisis and talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy about safety concerns.
According to the authorities, more than 18,000 Indians have returned to the nation since the Kremlin launched its full-scale invasion last week. Special flights are being organized from Ukraine’s border countries as part of alternative routes devised after the country’s airspace was restricted due to the conflict.
Kyiv has also been accused by the Kremlin of holding foreigners prisoner. “Terrorists do not let civilians leave cities,” the envoy said again in his remarks. This affects not only Ukrainians but also foreigners. The amount of foreign foreigners detained by Ukrainian nationals is startling. Kharkiv has 3189 Indian nationals, up to 2700 Vietnamese nationals, and 202 Chinese nationals. Sumy has 576 Indian nationals, 101 Ghanaian nationals, and 121 Chinese nationals.
Nationalists in Kharkiv opened fire on a group of Chinese citizens attempting to enter Russian territory on their own. Two of them sustained injuries.”
The foreign ministry, on the other hand, refuted the accusations earlier this week, saying it had not come across any instances of hostage situations.
Last week, the world was taken aback when Putin declared a “demilitarisation and denazification” assault in Ukraine “Despite international pressure.
In response to the conflict, worldwide protests arose, and global sanctions were imposed as “punitive measures.” The two sides have been unable to achieve an agreement despite two rounds of ceasefire discussions.