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PM Modi to speak with Russian President Putin today

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New Delhi, Mar 07: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak with Russian President, Vladimir Putin today, government sources tell OneIndia. The call is likely to take place in the afternoon.

The PM will also speak to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.The call between the the leaders comes in the wake of tensions escalation in Ukraine due to Russia's military action.

PM Modi to speak with Russian President Putin today

The PM had last spoke to the Ukrainian president on February 26 after the war broke out on February 24. Zelensky had sought India's support after New Delhi abstained during a vote in the United Nations.

700 Indian students are still stuck in Sumy, with Russia and Ukraine not being to provide for a safe passage for their evacuation. The situation in Sumy remains tense with local authorities saying that locals should brace for street fighting.

The Indian Embassy has asked all Indian nationals still in Ukraine and seeking evacuation to fill up a registration form, mentioning their location and other details. "Important Announcement: Embassy of India begins its last leg of Operation Ganga flights today. All those students staying in their own accommodation (other than arranged by the embassy) are requested to reach... Budapest between 10am-12pm," the Indian Embassy in Hungary said.

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"Operation Ganga: We have successfully evacuated over 15,920 students via 76 flights. From Romania, 6,680 (students) on 31 flights. From Poland, 2,822 on 13 flights. From Hungary, 5,300 on 26 flights. From Slovakia, 1,118 on 6 flights," Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia, currently in Romania said in a tweet.

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