In an unfortunate development, one student Karnataka has been killed in the war-torn Ukraine following a shell attack at the Kharkiv on Tuesday morning. The news has been confirmed by the Ministry of External Affairs.
The victim Naveen is said to be hailing from Chalageri village in Ranebennur taluk of Haveri district.
The official spokersperson, Ministry of External Affairs, India, Arindam Bagchi has confirmed the first Indian student casualty at the Ukraine following the invasion of Russia.
The official twitter handle of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirms, “With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The ministry is in touch with his family. We covey our deepest condolences to the family.”
He further says, the foreign secretary is in touch with Russian and Ukraine ambassadors for urgent safe passage for Indian nationals who are struct in Kharkiv and cities in other conflict zones.
A day before, scores of students almost starved with little water and food to consume. They stayed at bunkers, according to confirmed sources.
Ever since, the Russia declared war against Ukraine, the pressure has been mounting on Indian government, especially with the parents whose children are pursuing their higher education in Ukraine.
Although, the MEA has made enormous measures to bring back students stuck in war-stricken Ukraine, it was unsuccessful in bringing back all the students out there. With this this sad news of Karnataka losing a student, the pressure is mounting on state government and MEA to bring back the remaining stranded students.