Indian govt hands over humanitarian aid to war-hit Ukraine ever since Russia invaded it in 2022

India-Ukraine. Indian Ambassador to Ukraine Harsh Jain handed over humanitarian aid to war-hit Ukraine on Monday. Photo Courtesy India in Ukraine Twitter page


Kyiv/IBNS: India on Monday handed over humanitarian aid to war-hit Ukraine, a nation witnessing crisis ever since Russia invaded it in 2022.

The aid was handed over to Ukrainian authorities by Indian Ambassador to the country Harsh Jain.

The Indian officials said the aid included sleeping bags, blankets and tents.

The official Twitter handle of the Indian Embassy to Ukraine posted: “Ambassador Harsh Jain handed over humanitarian aid comprising sleeping bags, blankets & tents to Shyroke Village Council & Zaporizhzhia Geriatric Boarding House in presence of H.E. Mr. Yuriy Malashko, Head of Zaporizhzhia state administration. @MEAIndia @MFA_Ukraine.

Last month, the ninth round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Ukraine was held when the two sides reviewed bilateral ties in their entirety and also exchanged perspectives on the ongoing conflict and peace efforts.

“Shri Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs held the 9th round of India-Ukraine FOC on 13 July 2023 in Kyiv with his Ukrainian counterpart H.E. Ms. Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine,” read a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs on July 14.

“Global and multilateral issues of mutual interest were also on the agenda,” read the statement.

During the visit, Sanjay Verma called on Ruslan Stefanchuk, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine, and discussed the ways to strengthen parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.

He also called on Andriy Yermak, Chief of Staff to the President of Ukraine.

Verma also interacted with the Indian diaspora and Ukrainian academia and think tanks.

“The visit and consultations added to the continuing engagement with Ukraine,” read the statement.