External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke to his counterparts from Romania, Hungary and Slovakia on the evacuation of stranded Indians from Ukraine.
Jaishankar also held a telephonic conversation with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on the Ukraine crisis and underlined that dialogue and diplomacy are the best way forward to defuse the situation.
"Just spoke to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia on the Ukraine developments. Underlined that dialogue and diplomacy are the best way forward," he tweeted.
As Ukraine closed its airspace following the Russian military assault, India is focusing on evacuating around 16,000 Indians from Ukraine through its land border crossings with Romania, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Poland. "Deeply appreciate the support from FM @BogdanAurescu of Romania on evacuating Indian nationals from Ukraine.