Indian students who had to leave Ukraine and give up their studies amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict will be offered admission to Russian universities, Roman Babushkin, deputy chief of mission of the Russian embassy in New Delhi, said on Sunday. Universities will accept them without losing their previous academic years.
Babushkin said that students will be admitted to Russian universities where they can continue with their respective courses from where they left without losing the previous years’ studies.
The statement came in response to questions by journalists on the fate of more than 20,000 students who fled Ukraine after Russia invaded that country in February this year.
Ratheesh C Nair, Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation and Director of the Russian House in Thiruvananthapuram, said that in cases where students have scholarships, it is possible that it will be accepted in Russian universities.
However, the fees being paid in Ukraine may not be sufficient in Russia, he indicated.
He said that students in Kerala can contact Russian Sadan here with their mark sheets and other academic records and the same will be sent to Russian universities which will contact the students and their parents.
On the conflict in Ukraine, Babushkin alleged that the regime there was protecting the neo-Nazis and that the war was the result of Russia crossing the “Lakshman Line”.
“It was a ‘Lakshman Rekha’ for Russia, a red line of red lines that the West crossed,” he said.
He alleged that even Western countries like the US did not want the war in Ukraine to end because the defense companies there were benefiting from the supply of arms to Ukraine.
He further alleged that while the United States has invested billions to establish and support regimes in Ukraine, Russia never believed in such things and left it to the people to decide who should govern them. should do.
He claimed that neither Russia nor its war with Ukraine could be attributed to the food crisis in the world as the contribution of wheat in the global market was barely one per cent.