PM Modi calls the father of the student killed in Kharkiv

Rahul Kaushik
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Russia-Ukraine crisis: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to the father of Indian student Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, who died in shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, earlier in the day. Besides that PM called a high-level meeting later in the day in the wake of the tragedy.

The state government official said in a statement that the student was a resident of Karnataka’s Haveri district.

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Earlier Basavaraj Bommai, the chief minister mourned the death of 21 years old final year medical student from Haveri in the state. He said that the government are trying to bring the deceased’s body back to the country. He added that two persons also were with the deceased at the time of shelling. “One of them also got injured. They are also from Chalageri and Ranebennur taluk of Haveri district,”

Bommai was quoted the lines.

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Ukraine’s ambassador to India Igor Polikha paid a visit to the ministry of external affairs (MEA). MEA said that the ministry is in touch with the family of the student. “We convey our deepest condolences to the family,” it said.

Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson said that foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla was calling in the ambassador of Russia and Ukraine to reiterate India’s demand for urgent safe passage for its nationals who are still in Kharkiv and cities in other conflict zones. The person added, “The Indian side reiterated its demand to Russia and Ukraine for safety and safe passage for Indian nationals caught up in conflict zones, mostly in eastern and southern Ukraine.”

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also condoled the death and called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead the government to draw up a strategy for the safe evacuation of all stranded Indians.

Kharkiv is the second-largest city in Ukraine. The city has watched 10 deaths and injuries in 35 people during the day in rocket strikes by Russian forces. In a social media post, interior ministry adviser Anton Herashchenko said the toll would rise as debris was being cleared.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine was on its sixth day and came at a cost of unprecedented sanctions on the Kremlin by the West and an outpouring of global condemnation. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the European Parliament during the day.

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