Indian Student Killed In Ukraine


An Indian student was killed today in Shelling, Ukraine, the foreign ministry said as it urged Russia and Ukraine to secure safe passage for thousands of stranded citizens, mainly students. 21-year-old Naveen Shekarappa, a final year medical student from Karnataka, died when the soldeirs of Russian Military blew up a government building on Tuesday. “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 convey our deepest condolences to the family,” tweeted the External Affairs Ministry. The Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla was calling in the ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine to reiterate India’s demand for urgent safe passage for Indian nationals whoa re still in Kharkiv and cities in other conflict zones It is imperative that Russia and Ukraine respond to the need for safe passage urgently, said sources.

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