PM Modi chairs high-level meeting on Ukraine situation

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress of the evacuation of Indians stranded in Ukraine under ‘Operation Ganga’, officials said here.

It was the third review meeting held in the last 24 hours on the situation in Ukraine.

According to sources, the Prime Minister was briefed that around 1,400 Indian nationals have arrived from Ukraine so far by the six flights from Budapest (Hungary) and Bucharest (Romania), while 182 more will reach Mumbai early on Tuesday morning.

Modi was also briefed that a new route to exit through Moldova has been identified and to facilitate the entry of the Indians into this country, proper arrangements are being made by the Indian Embassy staff in Romania.

Modi directed the MEA officials to make proper arrangements for the students who are moving to Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania till they depart for India.

Union Ministers S. Jaishankar, Hardeep Singh Puri, General (Retd) V.K. Singh, Kiren Rijiju, Piyush Goyal, and Jyotiraditya Scindia, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister P.K. Mishra, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and other officials were present in the meeting.

On Monday morning, Modi chaired a high-level meeting where he was updated about the progress of the evacuation mission under ‘Operation Ganga’, wherein it was decided that four Union ministers will go as special envoys to the neighbouring countries of Ukraine to oversee the evacuation process.

According to the officials, Jyotiraditya Scindia will be going to Romania and Moldova, Kiren Rijiju to Slovakia, Hardeep Singh Puri to Hungary and V.K. Singh will be going to Poland.

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