Air India announced on Friday that it will operate three flights between India and Ukraine. The flights will operate on February 22, 23 and 24, 2022. All three flights will land at the Boryspil International Airport in Ukraine. The airline added that bookings for these flights are open through Air India booking offices, website, call centres and authorised travel agents.

“Our focus is and remains on Indian citizens, Indian students, Indian nationals rather than anything larger than that and in terms of what we need to do to ensure that they are safe,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi has said at a press briefing. Bagchi explained that were a limited number of flights between India and Ukraine under the air bubble arrangement and that the restrictions on the number of flights and the passengers have been removed that would facilitate the return of Indians who want to come back.

The Indian Embassy in Kyiv on Tuesday had advised Indian citizens, especially students, to temporarily leave the country in view of the uncertainties of the current situation. All Indian nationals have also been asked to avoid all non-essential travel to and within Ukraine.