Kiev. About 60 Indian students of Kyiv Medical University, the capital of Ukraine, want to return to India. However, due to the increased ticket prices, these students are facing difficulties in coming back to India. In view of the current situation, the prices of flights coming from Ukraine to India have doubled. At present, a ticket is available for 70 to 80 thousand rupees. Due to this many students are upset and are trying to come out of the troubled area in some way.
News18 India spoke to Shubham Gaur, a student of Jind, Haryana, in Ukraine’s capital Kib. Gaur is studying medicine at the Tras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in the Ukrainian capital. He told that, “I want to go back to my home in Haryana, but India tickets are not easily available here. Not only this, the ticket to return to India, which was earlier in 18 to 20 thousand, is now being available in 80 to 90 thousand. Gaur told that about 60 Indian students in my university are currently stuck in Ukraine, they are from North and South India.
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He told that the Ukrainian government has not issued any advisory regarding the students so far, but we are getting help from our Indian Embassy as well as some of our university is also helping. Talking about the situation in Ukraine at the moment, the situation in the capital Kiev is quite normal. There is a Parliament here near the government offices and my hostel, where a large number of forces have been deployed.
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However, in view of the tense situation with Russia, the government is exploring the possibility of increasing flight services between India and Ukraine to allow its citizens present in the Eastern European country to leave there. Official sources said that talks are on between the Civil Aviation Authority and various airlines on how to increase the number of flights between India and Ukraine.
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The Indian Embassy in Ukraine on Tuesday advised Indian citizens, especially students, to temporarily leave the country (Ukraine) in view of the instability of the current situation.