Kyiv, Feb 26: Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv on Friday issued an advisory for Indian nationals, especially students, stuck there.

The advisory asks Indian nationals to remain “strong, safe and alert” while asking students living closest to border checkpoints — CHOP-ZAHONY, Hungarian border near Uzhhorod, PORUBNE-SIRET Romanian border near Chernivtsi — to depart first in an organized manner.

Indian Embassy Kyiv

“Once above routes are operational, Indian nationals traveling by their own arrangements for transport would be advised to proceed to above border checkpoints, and remain in touch with the helpline numbers set up at respective checkpoints, for facilitation through the border. Numbers would be shared once the control rooms are established,” the Indian Embassy in Kyiv advisory states.

The advisory further asks students to remain in touch with student contractors for orderly movement.

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The advisory asks the Indian nationals to carry essential items along with them, including passport, cash, and Covid-19 double vaccination certificate.

Indian Embassy Kyiv

“Carry passport, cash preferably in USD for any emergency expenses, and other essentials. Covid-19 double vaccination certificate, if available,” the advisory states.

“Print out Indian flag and paste prominently on vehicles and buses while traveling,” it added.


India has also set up a 24-hour helpline to assist Indian students who are stuck in Ukraine. A 24-hour control room has been set up in Delhi and the helpline numbers are +911123012113, +911123914104, +911123017905, and 1800118797.