Videos: What happened at Snake Island that led to the death of 13 Ukrainian soldiers, who told a Russian warship to fuck off: The Tribune India

Grandstand web desk

Chandigarh, February 25

All 13 Ukrainian soldiers were killed on the first day of fighting on Snake Island after refusing to surrender to invading Russian forces, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said.

The soldiers told the Russian warship to “fuck you”. Russian “sabotage groups” have now entered the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Zelenskyy added.

Meanwhile, videos show Indian students taking refuge in the basement of an educational institution in Kharkiv, Ukraine as Russia attacked the country.

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The videos were shared on social media. About 500 Indian students are said to have taken refuge in the basement of the establishment.

“We don’t know if this basement is enough for us to survive. We urge the Indian government to try to evacuate us,” one student said.

“Indian students took refuge in the basement of a university in Kharkiv, Ukraine. They are worried because food, money, essential supplies are running out. Modi ji 18000 Indians, including many students, still in #Ukraine. Prayers for everyone’s safety. #StopWar #RussiaUkraineConflict”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said 137 civilians and military personnel have been killed so far during the Russian invasion of his country.

At a press conference on Thursday, Indian Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla assured all Indian citizens, including students, in Ukraine and their family members that the government would take all possible measures to bring them back safe and sound.

He said there were about 20,000 Indians in Ukraine and among them, nearly 4,000 have returned to India in recent days.

#russiaukraineconflict #ukrainian crisis

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