Hasina thanks PM Modi for rescuing Bangladeshis from Ukraine

New Delhi: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has thanked her Indian counterpart for evacuating nine citizens of her country from war-torn Ukraine.

India has rescued stranded citizens, mostly students, of several other nations, including Pakistan, Nepal, and Tunisia, under its evacuation mission, titled ‘Operation Ganga’ ever since Russia invaded Ukraine two weeks ago.

Earlier in the day, news agency ANI shared a video of a student of Pakistan who thanked the Indian government for evacuating her from the strife-torn nation.

ANI, quoting sources, said the girl, Asma Shafique, was rescued by the Indian authorities and was currently on her way to western Ukraine. She will be reunited with her family soon, the sources added.

In the video, the girl is heard expressing her gratitude towards the Indian embassy in Kyiv and Modi for their support.

“I want to thank the Indian embassy of Kyiv for supporting us all the way here as we were stuck in a very difficult situation and I also want to thank the Prime Minister of India for supporting us. Hope we get home safely because of the Indian embassy,” she said.

A day ago, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said it had evacuated all Indian students from Ukraine’s Sumy, which has faced massive bombardment by Russian forces.

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