According to MEA spokeswoman Arindam Bagchi, one Indian student was killed in shelling in Ukraine’s Kharkiv on Tuesday morning.
“We confirm with great sadness that an Indian student was killed in shelling in Kharkiv this morning.” His family has been contacted by the Ministry. “We send our heartfelt sympathies to the family,” he wrote on Twitter.
With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family.
We convey our deepest condolences to the family.
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) March 1, 2022
“Our embassies in Russia and Ukraine are taking similar actions,” Bagchi stated in a tweet. “The Foreign Secretary is convening the Russian and Ukrainian ambassadors to underscore our desire for prompt safe passage for Indian persons remaining in Kharkiv and other combat zones.”
The student, Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, was from Chalageri in the Haveri region of Karnataka.
Russian missile assaults have damaged the centre of Ukraine’s second-largest city, including residential areas and the municipal administrative building, according to Synegubov, the director of the regional administration in Kharkiv.
Synegubov said Russia had attacked the eastern city with GRAD and cruise missiles, accusing Moscow of war crimes. Despite the shelling, he claimed, the city’s defences were holding.