Actor Sonu Sood on Thursday requested the Indian Embassy to find an alternate route for safely bringing back Indian students from Ukraine.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Sood wrote, “There are 18000 Indian students and many families who are stuck in Ukraine, I am sure the Government must be trying their best to get them back. I urge Indian Embassy to find an alternate route for their evacuation. Praying for their safety. #IndiansInUkraine.”
In its third advisory to Indian citizens stranded in Ukraine, India said they must google bomb shelters if faced with a dire situation. The Indian embassy in Ukraine on Thursday issued the advisory and also addressed those stranded without a place to stay.
Earlier in the day, the embassy had said it was making alternative arrangements to evacuate Indians after Ukrainian airspace was closed and special flights to Kyiv from India had to be cancelled.
The Ministry of External Affairs is currently holding high-level meetings, sources said on Thursday as the situation continues to escalate near the Ukrainian border after Russia launched its military operations in the Donbas region.
Shark Tank India host Rannvijay Singha, meanwhile, tweeted emergency helpline numbers set up by the government to help Indian nationals in Ukraine. He also posted a viral video and wrote, “Just saw this video on twitter.. don’t know if it’s real or from right now.. apparently it’s #russiantroops .. but this video is crazy.. looks like a movie scene. #prayforhumanity #PRAYFORWORLDPEACE #RussiaUkraineConflict #RussiaUkraineCrisis.”
(With inputs from agencies)