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Sonu Sood Comes to the Rescue of Stranded Indian Students by Helping them Escape War-torn Ukraine

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Sonu Sood has once again become a messiah, this time for Indian students trapped in war-torn Ukraine. He made plans for the young students to be evacuated and safely return home. Several of these students have posted videos on social media thanking the actor for saving their lives during the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Russia-Ukraine War

The military confrontation in Ukraine began in early 2014 and swiftly devolved into a sustained standoff, with daily shelling and skirmishes taking place along the front line separating Russian and Ukrainian-controlled border territories in the east. Over a hundred civilians have been killed since Russia began a full-scale military invasion into Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

The woes of Indian Students in Ukraine

There are tens of thousands of Indian students studying in Ukrainian universities studying medicine and other subjects. The war has caused them distress and pushed them to evacuate urgently. The government of India has launched Operation Ganga to safely evacuate the students from the war-torn country.
Operation Ganga was initiated by the Indian government to bring stranded students and Indian students back to India from Ukraine. The government also dispatched four Union ministers as special envoys’ to oversee the evacuation efforts: Jyotiraditya Scindia, Hardeep Singh Puri, General (Retired) Dr VK Singh, and Kiren Rijiju.
While Scindia is in Romania, Kiren Rijiju is in charge of the Slovak Republic’s evacuation efforts. General VK Singh is in Poland, while Hardeep Singh Puri is in Hungary coordinating and overseeing the evacuation of stranded Indians.
The Ministry of External Affairs has set up a special Twitter account, @opganga, to provide information and updates on the continuing rescue operations.

Role of Sonu Sood Team

The actor helped students leave Ukraine by organising buses, trains, and even providing cash assistance.
A student named Charu said, “I am leaving Kyiv. Sonu Sood sir helped us at the right time. In sometime we will reach Lviv and from there we will cross the Poland border by tonight. Thank you so much, they are giving us hope.”

Another student named Harsha was heard saying: “We were stuck in Kyiv and it was Sonu Sood sir and his team who helped us to get out. With their help, we are heading to Lviv which is a safer place and from there we will reach India.”
This effort by the actor from Happy New Year instils optimism, especially after we lost an Indian national named Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar in the Russian onslaught on Kharkiv on March 1, 2022. Gyanagoudar was an aspiring doctor. Sood had previously assisted Indian students who had become stranded in Kyrgystan as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.