India said on Monday that it is looking at ways to mitigate the impact of Ukraine’s ongoing military war with Russia on its students’ education, praising the Volodymyr Zelenskyy government’s relaxations for medical students this academic year.
During the ongoing violence, which began on February 24, the Indian government initiated ‘Operation Ganga,’ which allowed the safe repatriation of approximately 22,000 people, principally students from several Ukrainian universities.
Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine on Monday, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti, said the crisis in Ukraine has had a significant impact on children’s schooling and has exacerbated pandemic-related issues that children were already suffering.
“Let us also not forget that the situation has also affected foreign students, including Indian students. India facilitated safe return of 22,500 Indian nationals, most of them students studying in various universities in Ukraine,” Tirumurti said.