Indian embassy advises nationals to leave Ukraine
As hostilities continue to escalate across Ukraine, the Indian embassy in Kyiv issued an advisory, warning against travelling to the war zone and also advising Indian citizens, currently in Ukraine to leave at the earliest.
"In view of the deteriorating security situation and recent escalation of hostilities across Ukraine, Indian nationals are advised against travelling to Ukraine," the Indian embassy in Ukraine said in an advisory posted on its Twitter handle.
"The Indian citizens, including students, currently in Ukraine are advised to leave Ukraine at the earliest by available means," it added.
On October 17, multiple explosions were heard in Kyiv in the morning, which were later reported to be targeted attacks against Ukrainian cities and infrastructure, using Iranian-made drones.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said at least five people have been killed in Russia's attacks on the Ukrainian capital.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said 30 per cent of Ukraine's power stations have been destroyed due to Russian attack.
"Another kind of Russian terrorist attacks: targeting Ukrainian energy and critical infrastructure. Since Oct 10, 30% of Ukraine's power stations have been destroyed, causing massive blackouts across the country. No space left for negotiations with Putin's regime," he said in a tweet.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has recently escalated after a truck recently exploded on the Crimea road bridge, causing seven fuel tanks of a train heading to the Crimean Peninsula to catch fire.
The Crimean Bridge was opened in 2018 by Russian President Vladimir Putin, four years after Moscow annexed Crimea, and was designed to link the peninsula to Russia's transport network.