Amid the ongoing Russian military operation on Ukraine, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday released a list of helpline numbers to help Indians in the country.
"In view of the prevailing situation in Ukraine, a Control Room has been set up at the Ministry of External Affairs to provide information and assistance," tweeted MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
The MEA can also be contacted via fax on +91-11-23088124 and email at email@example.com.
They can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indian embassy in Kyiv has also issued an important advisory to all Indians living in Ukraine. “The present situation in Ukraine is highly uncertain. Please maintain calm and remain safe wherever you are, be it in your homes, hostels, accommodations or in transit,” the advisory said.
Hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin started the military operation, Russian defence ministry announced that it had neutralised Ukrainian military airbases and air defence systems. "Military infrastructure at Ukrainian army air bases has been rendered out of action," the defence ministry said in a statement carried by news agencies, which added that Kyiv's air defence systems were "eliminated".
— India in Ukraine (@IndiainUkraine) February 24, 2022