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Stranded student escapes from Ukraine with pet dog

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Indian student killed in shelling in Ukraine’s Kharkiv
Arya with her dog.

INDIA: An Indian student, who was stranded in Ukraine, has been able to escape from the country with her pet dog as missiles rained down on Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

In a photo being shared on social media, the girl, Arya Aldrin, is holding a Siberian husky in her arms as she gently smiles for the camera. “Arya rescued her dog too from the war and brought the dog with her all the way to Kerala,” the caption read.

A user praised Arya’s efforts to save her pet. The comment read, “Ukraine President didn’t run away leaving his citizens. She too didn’t run away leaving her dog alone in the war zone.”

According to news reports, Arya is a student at National Pirogov Memorial Medical University in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty posted a message on social media confirming that she is from Vandiperiyar in Kerala’s Idukki district.

“Arya, a native of Vandiperiyar, returned to Indian soil from the battlefield without abandoning her pet dog. The world seeks growth through love,” he wrote in a Facebook post in Malayalam.

Meanwhile, An Indian student was killed after being hit by shelling in Kharkiv, a city in eastern Ukraine, the government said Tuesday.

“With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family. We convey our deepest condolences to the family,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

The student has been identified as Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, 20, from Karnataka. He was a fourth-year medical student at the Kharkiv National Medical University in Kharkiv.

“Naveen was shot dead around 10.30 am Ukrainian time today. He was standing in the queue before a grocery shop when the Russian army fired at people. We have no information about his body. None of us was able to visit the hospital, probably where it is kept now,” said Sridharan Gopalakrishnan, who was Naveen’s hostel mate. – NDTV

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 – 01:00

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