Indian people are urged not to visit Ukraine, according to a statement from the Indian Embassy in Ukraine. The warning was made in light of Russia’s escalating hostilities towards the East European nation.
“Indian people are warned against travelling to Ukraine due to the deteriorating security situation and recent escalation of violence throughout Ukraine. Indian nationals living in Ukraine—including students—are urged to depart as soon as possible, the message said.
This occurs as Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proclaimed martial law in the four regions of Ukraine that Moscow had annexed and granted emergency powers to all regional governors in Russia, setting the stage for broad new restrictions across the entire nation.
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Putin said his directive would go into force on Thursday but did not immediately outline the procedures that would be followed. His directive mandates the establishment of territorial defence forces in the annexed regions and gives law enforcement authorities three days to submit precise recommendations.
According to the region’s governor, a large thermal power plant in the western Ukrainian city of Burshtyn was struck by a Russian missile assault on Wednesday. This attack was the most recent in a series against crucial infrastructure ahead of the winter.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met with senior officials on Wednesday to talk about security at such facilities and the potential for an energy system breakdown after claiming this week that 30% of Ukrainian power stations had been affected by strikes.
The most recent attack targeted the Ivano-Frankivsk region’s coal-fired Burshtyn plant, which serves 5 million customers — or more than 10% of the country’s pre-war population — and provides energy to three western districts.
People of Ukraine win EU rights award
The “brave” people of Ukraine were given the yearly Sakharov Prize for human rights by the European Parliament on Wednesday in recognition of their resistance to the Russian invasion.
According to Roberta Metsola, president of the parliament, “This award is for the Ukrainians battling on the ground, for those who have been forced to escape, for those who have lost relatives and friends, for all those who rise up and fight for who and what they believe in.”
She continued, “I believe the courageous people of Ukraine will not give up, and neither will we.
According to the Maltese MEP, the Ukrainian people are represented by “their president Volodymyr Zelensky, their elected representatives, and civil society.”
The decision of the Ukrainian people was reached by agreement among the political groups of the European Parliament in response to Russia’s “acts of absolute terror” in Ukraine, she said.