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In high-level meet on Ukraine crisis, PM Modi says safety & evacuation of Indian students top priority

By, New Delhi
Feb 28, 2022 12:04 AM IST

Ukraine-Russia conflict: The PM held the meeting soon after returning from Uttar Pradesh where he was campaigning for the ongoing Assembly election being held in seven phases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a meeting with external affairs minister S Jaishankar, foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and other senior officials on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine following the invasion of Russia. 

PM Narendra Modi holds high-level meeting in Delhi on Ukraine crisis.
PM Narendra Modi holds high-level meeting in Delhi on Ukraine crisis.

During the meet which lasted for about two hours, Modi emphasised that safety and evacuation of Indian students will be the top priority of the government, reported news agency ANI, citing sources. 

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The Prime Minister also outlined the government's efforts to extend cooperation with neighbouring countries of Ukraine to expedite the evacuation of Indian nationals from the war-torn country.

The PM held the meeting soon after returning to the national capital from Uttar Pradesh where he was campaigning for the ongoing Assembly election being held in seven phases. 

The Indian government is operating special flights to evacuate its citizens from the strife-torn nation through alternative routes after Ukraine closed its airspace for passenger movement. He is monitoring the situation himself, according senior ministers in the cabinet.

The government is working tirelessly to bring back thousands of Indians stuck in Ukraine, Modi said earlier in the day.

A day ago, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a phone call with Modi sought India’s political support in the United Nations to condemn Russia’s moves in his country. India has abstained on a US-sponsored resolution in the UNSC that “deplored in the strongest terms” Russia’s “aggression” against Ukraine. New Delhi stuck to its call for dialogue saying it was the only answer to resolving differences.

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