India on Wednesday advised its nationals in Ukraine to leave the country “at the earliest” following a deterioration in the security situation and an escalation in hostilities.
The advisory, issued by the Indian embassy in Kyiv, also called on Indians not to travel to Ukraine. The advisory followed another issued on October 10 that had only urged Indians to avoid all non-essential travel to and within Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin imposed martial law on Wednesday in four Ukrainian regions annexed by Russia, and there were reports of people fleeing the occupied city of Kherson after warnings of an impending assault.
The Indian embassy on Wednesday tweeted “Given the deteriorating security situation and the recent escalation of hostilities across Ukraine, Indian nationals are advised against travelling to Ukraine,” The Indian citizens, including students, currently in Ukraine are advised to leave Ukraine at the earliest by available means.