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Crisis in Ukraine: 108 people from HP, 26 from J&K evacuated so far

HP Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the state assembly on Wednesday that no students from Himachal Pradesh are currently in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

ByHV correspondentsshimla

So far, up to 108 people belonging to Himachal Pradesh have been evacuated from Ukraine, while 26 J&K natives have reached New Delhi from the war-affected country.

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the state assembly on Wednesday that no Himachal Pradesh students are currently in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. However, some are still stuck in Kharkiv, he added. Jai Ram said he had interacted with some of the students stranded in Ukraine as well as their parents through a video call and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was making every effort to evacuate them.

Congressman Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu alleged that the Center failed to evacuate Indian students from Ukraine in time. He claimed that at least 10 Himachal students were still stranded in Kharkiv.

Meanwhile, 155 J&K students are still stranded in Ukraine. Nasir Khuehami, National Spokesperson of J&K Students Association, said that so far, 26 J&K students have already arrived in India. “Eight of them even reached their place of origin. Six have arrived in Samba and two in Udhampur,” he said, adding that 18 students will arrive in Srinagar on Thursday.

The J&K resident commission has also set up a help desk at New Delhi airport to provide assistance to evacuees from Ukraine.

“J&K students arriving in New Delhi from Ukraine were received at the airport today by Resident Commission officials. The staff assisted them in every way possible upon their arrival. boarding and accommodation have also been arranged for those staying in New Delhi. Additionally, air tickets have been provided to the evacuees as per their requirements for their journey to Jammu and Srinagar by the J&K government,” the gate said. -word of the J&K government in a press release.

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