- Indian Foreign Ministry eyes on Ukraine crisis
- Efforts continue to increase flights between India and Ukraine
- At present, Indian citizens will not be brought from Ukraine.
There are no immediate plans to evacuate Indian nationals from the troubled Ukraine, which is facing the threat of attack from Russia, so special flights are not being operated. Although there were a limited number of flights under the air bubble system, the ban has been lifted. After this, now any number of flights can be operated. Due to this, chartered flights are being promoted between India and Ukraine. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) gave this information on Thursday.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that the Indian Embassy is continuously monitoring the situation in Ukraine. A control room has also been set up for this. “I don’t think any decision has been taken on bringing Indian nationals from there, our embassy is functioning normally and providing services to Indian nationals in Ukraine,” he said.
The MEA said, when we issue an advisory, we assess the developments in it as well as how we can help our citizens there. On the situation in Ukraine, the Ministry of External Affairs said that our focus is on Indian citizens and students, and will remain so.
Helpline numbers issued
Here, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had issued the helpline numbers on Wednesday. If anyone needs some help or information regarding their relatives in Ukraine, they can call the helpline numbers 011-23012113, 011-23014104 and 011-23017905. Apart from this, a call can also be made on the toll free number 1800118797. Along with this, a fax number 011-23088124 and email id email@example.com can also be obtained from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
Indian Embassy Contact
At the same time, Indian Embassy helpline numbers +380 997300428, +380 99730483 and email id firstname.lastname@example.org have also been issued for people trying to come to India from Ukraine. Others including flights can be mobilized through these contact points. Ministry official Bagchi said that this helpline will continue for 24 hours.
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar to visit Germany and France from February 18 to 23
On the other hand, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be on a tour of Germany and France from February 18 to 23. The Ministry of External Affairs gave this information on Thursday. In Germany, he will attend the Munich Security Conference. He will also hold bilateral meetings with foreign ministers and other delegates attending the conference.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that after his visit to Germany, Jaishankar will travel to Paris, the capital of France, where he will participate in the European Union Ministerial Forum on the Indian Pacific. Jaishankar will hold bilateral talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves La Drian.