Coimbatore students who went for their studies to Ukraine, are stuck in Keiv, amidst a massive military invasion by Russia. The students are seeking the immediate intervention of the Indian Government for their timely evacuation.
Alagulakshmi Sivakumar from Telugu Street in Coimbatore, a student of Bogomolets National Medical University in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, said in a voice note that she, along with 11 friends sought shelter in the university hostel as staying in their apartment was not safe enough. “We are hearing blasts. There was an intelligence about possible missile attack around 3 a.m. [on Friday] and we could not sleep. We all stayed up till 6 a.m. We heard blasts 10 minutes before,” Ms. Sivakumar said in the voice note sent at 7 a.m. According to her, more than 500 students from various parts of India were staying on the campus. “We contacted the Embassy and we have been asked not to go out. They have assured us to get in touch with us and shift us to safe countries like Poland. We are waiting [for the Embassy to contact us]” she mentioned.