After an Indian student was killed in Ukraine , the new Russian envoy to India Denis Alipov declared that Moscow is working on making a “humanitarian corridor” for the safe passage of Indians through the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Alipov just arrived in Delhi a couple of days ago and is the ambassador-designate and has not yet presented his credential to the President Ram Nath Kovind. In his first briefing in the wake of the crisis, the Russian envoy said their authorities are launching a “humanitarian corridor” through Russian territory so that Indians have a secure passage and will be evacuated from the conflict zone quickly.
This declaration follows after New Delhi conveyed its concerns to both Russian and Ukrainian authorities about Indians stuck in the conflict zone. As per the reports, about 4,000 Indians who are mostly students in medical colleges are stuck in the eastern and north-eastern parts of Ukraine which is close to the Russian border.
In order to convey India’s concern, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had called the ambassadors of both Russia and Ukraine to reiterate the demand for urgent safe passage.