September 24, 2023

Russia, Ukraine war – Pakistani students in Ukraine are in trouble

At least 18 people have been killed in an attack in Ukraine’s Odisha region.

pakistani student ukrain

Pakistani students in Ukraine have appealed to the government to make arrangements for their safe repatriation to Pakistan in the wake of tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Zain Khan, a Pakistani student in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov, told Urdu News: Intense shelling continues.

It should be noted that on Thursday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in Ukraine. Russia has carried out air and ground strikes in several parts of Ukraine since the announcement.

At least 18 people have been killed in an attack in Ukraine’s Odisha region.

According to Zain Khan, a Pakistani student at Kharkov’s National Medical University, the number of students in and around Kharkov is about 300.

On the other hand, the Pakistani embassy in Ukraine has sent a message to Pakistanis there that the country’s airspace has been closed due to the war situation.

The Pakistani embassy said on Twitter that the embassy was in touch with students who could not leave the country despite our advice.

The embassy added that “these people have been asked to go to Trincomalee where arrangements will be made for their possible evacuation.”

On the other hand, a Pakistani citizen from Gujranwala told Urdu News that it was not possible for him to reach Tarnopal.

Mujahid Abbas, who is in Kharkov, said “Tarnopal is located at a distance of 1000 or 1200 km from here and train and bus services have also been stopped here.”

He added that people in Kharkov have been told by the city administration to move to a basement or safe place.

“Right now we’re sitting in an underground metro station for safety.”

Mujahid said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is in Russia, should request the Russian authorities to call a ceasefire for a while so that Pakistani citizens could be repatriated safely.

A Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman said that the Pakistani embassy in Ukraine was available 24 hours a day to provide assistance to its citizens.

It is to be noted that Prime Minister Imran Khan had arrived in Moscow last night on a two-day visit to Russia and this afternoon he had a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *