Mysuru: President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine and explosions were reported across the cities from Thursday February 24, leading to immense fear and terror in people.
Scared for their lives, people were in a rush to get away from the war to the nearest safe places and their embassies in the neighbouring countries.
Priyanka Gurumallesh of Mysuru, a second-year MBBS student of Bukovinian State Medical University in Western Ukraine, took a trip
back home before the situation had even escalated in the country. She reached Mysuru on Wednesday February 23 at 3.00 am, and within 24 hours, the main airport at Kiev from where the international flights fly out of Ukraine was shut down and the airspace closed for civil aviation
following the Russian invasion on Thursday.
‘’When we left Ukraine, the situation did not seem as alarming but the television news reports that came on Thursday morning came as a shock,” said Priyanka.
Meanwhile, two medical students from Mangaluru and several other Indian students are stuck in the middle of the warzone without a way back home.
Four students from Udupi stranded in Ukraine Four students from Udupi District are trapped in war-hit Ukraine, official sources here said. The Udupi District Administration released a list of people in Ukraine which is in conflict with Russia. The four students are identified as Glenwill Fernandes, Anifred Ridly D’Souza, Rohan Dhananjay Bagli and Mranal, all MBBS students, the sources said.