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100 Indian students harassed and turned back into Ukraine: Belarus envoy to UN

Belarus said on Wednesday that Polish border guards harassed roughly 100 Indian students before returning them to Ukraine, where they were housed in a Romanian refugee camp.

The remarks were expressed by Belarus Ambassador to the United Nations Valentin Rybakov during a statement to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.

“On the 26th of February, Polish border guards beat up and turned back into Ukraine a group of around 100 Indian students who then were kindly placed in a refugee camp in Romania,” Rybakov said.

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla stated on Tuesday that 8,000 Indians, mostly students, are stranded in Ukraine.

Because Ukraine’s airspace has been closed since February 24, India has begun evacuating its citizens via special aircraft from Ukraine’s western neighbours, such as Romania, Hungary, and Poland.

Since the morning of February 24, when the Russian military struck Ukraine, the Ukrainian airspace has been blocked to private aviation.

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