Russia-Ukraine War: ‘Won’t leave them behind’, Indian students returning with their pets from Ukraine

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Several students from India, who were stranded in Ukraine, returning with their pets from the war-torn country. Several pictures are circulating on social media of students with their furry companions.

Netizens praise all these people who did not forget their pets in the war zone

Won’t leave them

India has been evacuating its citizens through special flights from Ukraine’s western neighbors, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. Due to the Russian military offensive, the Ukrainian airspace has been shut since February 24.

According to reports, Arya Aldrin, a medical student at National Pirogov Memorial Medical University in Vinnytsya, wouldn’t leave her five-month-old Siberian Husky puppy Zaira behind. She has become a famous face on social media platforms.

Can’t think of leaving behind

Rishabh Kaushik, a final-year undergraduate software engineering student at the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics in Ukraine, recently shared a video on social media. In that clip, he declares that he is not leaving behind his dog ‘Malibu.’

He also added that he tried contacting the Indian authorities to take his dog with him, but they repeatedly asked for documents.

Yukta, a student from Pune, brought her seven-month-old Siberian Husky puppy Neela on one of the four IAF flights that landed in India.

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh said he is sure the puppy would have been a well-behaved passenger. “I will see both of you again when I am back. Take care.”

And there is a cat in the bunker!

Gautam, rescued from Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, arrived in India with his cat. He came by the third Indian Air Force’s C-17 aircraft early on Thursday. The pet cat was part of Gautam’s journey from Ukraine to India.

“This cat has been with me for the past four months. It stayed with me in the bunker, and then we crossed into Poland together,” he said to ANI.

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On Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs informed that 18,00 Indians had left Ukraine since the Indian Embassy in Kyiv issued the first travel advisory.

Arindam Bagchi, the MEA official spokesperson, said 18 flights are slated for the next 24 hours. This includes three IAF C-17s and other commercial flights like Air India, Indigo, Spice Jet, Go First, and Go Air

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