Ukraine crisis: Hemant writes to Shah to rescue stranded residents from Jharkhand

Ranchi: Jharkhand’s chief minister Hemant Soren has written to union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday enclosing the list of people from Jharkhand who are stranded in different parts of Ukraine, where a full blown military war has broken since Thursday following Russia’s invasion.

Soren in his letter, which his office, has released to media, said that the state government here is constantly being approached by the relatives of those persons from Jharkhand who are stranded there during these war times.

“They are in state of panic, and horror and compelled to move with limited stocks of essential provisions to makeshift places. Even the departmental stores are insisting on cash payments against essential procurements. Extreme inclement weather is only adding to their woes. I feel we must reach out to them in the hour of crisis and make best possible efforts to evacuate them back home,” he said, adding that even though everyone was aware about the tensions between Ukraine and Russia for quite some time but presuming it as just a posturing by Russia turned out to be a monumental blunder.

He added that the visuals of war—the sounds of gunfire, bomb explosions and human cries are all over places are ‘horrifying’.

So far, the state control room set up by Jharkhand government has managed to trace details about 152 persons who are stranded.