Ukraine crisis: 700 in Sumy still waiting; last leg of Operation Ganga begins

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Even as the government announced on Sunday that the last leg of ‘Operation Ganga’ flights have begun, the fate of 700 Indian students stranded in Sumy remained uncertain, with Russia and Ukraine unable to provide safe passage for their evacuation. The situation in Sumy in northeastern Ukraine, over 300km from capital Kyiv, remained tense with local authorities warning locals to brace for street-fighting.