Ukraine-Russian Tension: Parents of Bahrain, Indian Students Worried for Children’s Safety in Kyiv

Many parents in Bahrain and in India on Thursday expressed their extremist concerns about the safety of their children studying in Ukraine over a possible attack by the Russian government on the country.

The parents said they are continuously scanning news to ensure that their children are safe in Ukraine due to the ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Babu Sebastian, a Bahrain mother, said that her daughter is studying in Ukraine and she is worried about the recent development there.

“My daughter is a third-year medical student at Kyiv Medical University. I am very much worried about what is happening over there,” Sebastian added.

Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry Affairs called on their citizens who are currently in Ukraine to leave the country for their safety.

Meanwhile, an Indian news agency ANI quoted Akhilesh Rao, father of a student studying in Ukraine, as saying that not only his son, but many Indian students are currently pursuing their education in Ukraine.

“We want to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take necessary actions and help the students studying in Ukraine,”

Rao said that his son Pranay, 22, is studying at Ternopil National Medical University in Ukraine for the last five years.

According to the outlet, several parents approached local Member of Parliament (MP) Shankar Lalwani to request him to appeal to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and the Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to look into the concerns of the parents and bring all students back to India safely.

The flight ticket from Ukraine to India which is generally around Rs 25000 has now increased almost 10 times, which is again a concern, the outlet added.

Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine had asked the citizens, particularly students whose stay is not essential, to leave Kyiv temporarily.

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