India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations
TS Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, expressed concern on Tuesday about the deteriorating situation in war-torn Ukraine, saying that despite India’s repeated requests, a humanitarian corridor for the safe evacuation of Indian students stranded in Ukraine’s Sumy had not been established.
India’s envoy in the UN, Tirumurti, stated India has urged safe and uninterrupted passage for all innocent people and its nationals from Ukraine during an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on the humanitarian catastrophe caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“”We are gravely concerned that despite our urgings to both sides, safe passage for our students stranded in Sumy did not materialised. He stressed the importance of humanitarian action being guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, and independence.
India has requested that all innocent civilians, including Indian nationals, be allowed to leave Ukraine in a safe and unhindered manner. Trimurti continued, “Despite our urgings to both sides, a safe passage for our students stranded in Sumy did not materialise.”
Tirumurti also informed the security council that India had assisted nationals from various nations in their evacuation from the war-torn country, and that India has facilitated the safe repatriation of nearly 20,000 Indians from Ukraine.
He went on to say that India had supplied humanitarian aid to Ukraine and its neighbours. Medicines, tents, and water storage tanks are among the relief items available. “We’re in the process of establishing more requirements and sending them,” addedun indian spokesperson .