‘God gave me a second life’: Indian student injured in Ukraine urges embassy

‘God gave me a second life’: Indian student injured in Ukraine urges embassy

‘God gave me a second life’: Indian student injured in Ukraine urges embassy

New Delhi: Harjot Singh, an Indian student who sustained multiple bullet injuries while trying to escape from the war-torn Ukrainian capital Kyiv, slammed the Indian embassy for not providing any help for his evacuation.
Singh, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kyiv, told news agency ANI that he received assurances from the Indian embassy every day but no help.
“I am trying to contact them, every day they say we will do something but no help has been received so far,” Singh said.
Requesting the embassy to evacuate them from Ukraine, Singh said there was no point in sending rescue aircraft. [my] Death.”
“It doesn’t matter if you send charter (aircraft) after death… God has given me a second life, I want to live it. I request embassy to get me out of here, give me wheelchair-like facilities Provide, help me with the documentation,” he said in his fervent appeal.
The Indian student also narrated the ordeal of February 27, when he was shot while trying to flee the beleaguered nation.
He said, “On our way to the 3rd checkpoint we were 3 people in a cab, where we were asked to return due to security reasons. While coming back, several bullets were fired at our car, which hit me with multiple bullets.”
Recently, on March 1, a young Indian medical student, Naveen SG from Karnataka, was killed in a gunfight in Ukraine’s Kharkiv city while he was out to buy food for himself and fellow students.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Civil Aviation VK Singh on Friday said that the Center is making efforts to ensure that maximum number of students can come out of Ukraine with minimum losses.
India is evacuating its citizens from Ukraine’s western neighbors such as Romania, Hungary and Poland through special flights as Ukrainian airspace has been closed since February 24 due to Russian military strikes.
Singh said seven flights with 200 Indian nationals in each flight have been sent to India in the last three days.
The Ministry of External Affairs told the Supreme Court that 17,000 Indians have been evacuated from Ukraine since Russia launched the offensive.
(with inputs from agencies)

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