Indian authorities in Ukraine advised all Indian nationals to avail the available commercial flights, charter flights for travel for an orderly and timely departure.
New Delhi: Fresh advisory has been issued by Indian authorities in Ukraine urging all Indian nationals whose stay is 'not deemed essential' and all Indian students to leave the country temporarily.
"Indian students are advised to also get in touch with respective student contractors for updates on charter flights and also continue to follow Embassy Facebook, website and Twitter for any update," a communique from the Embassy in Kyiv said.
The 'advisory' also said, "In view of continued tensions in Ukraine, all Indian nationals whose stay is not deemed essential and all Indian students are advised to leave Ukraine temporarily."
It further said, "Available commercial flights, charter flights may be availed for travel for orderly and timely departure."
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said Russia's extension of military exercises shows the world is on the brink of 'war'.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his ally Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko have extended military drills, which were due to end on Sunday, BBC report said.
A statement cited the "deterioration of the situation" in east Ukraine as one reason for keeping an estimated 30,000 Russian troops in Belarus.
The move will add to fears that Russia plans an invasion of Ukraine, which shares a long border with Belarus. Western leaders have accused Moscow of seeking a pretext to send in troops, while Russia has denied any plan to 'invade' Ukraine.
The families of Indian Embassy officials in Ukraine are also likely to move back to India.