Pune, 3rd March 2022: Tejas Mohite, a student from Kedgaon in Daund taluka of Pune district, who is studying in Zaporizhzhia city in Ukraine said that it will take five days for the students to reach India and they are out of the danger zone. Zaporizhzhia city was on the Russian military’s hit list. About 1,500 students, including Tejas, decided to leave Ukraine on February 24.
The students had been hiding in a bunker for three days for safety. As the mobile was switched off at that time, there was no contact with the outside world. Tejas informed his family that they spent the days on chips, biscuits and water. The students, who were traveling by walking, bus, and train for a few days, arrived at the border of Ukraine and Hungary on March 2. After that, they got a 14-day passport in Hungary. After entering Hungary, their mobile SIM card became non-functional.
Before reaching Hungary, Tejas made the last video call to his mother, Dr Vandana Mohite informing her that he is fine. “We will return to India by air in the next two to three days,” he said.
He also requested some money. He was accompanied by several Indian students at that time.
Tejas’ mother Dr Vandana Mohite said, “With the efforts of all, the Indian students are safe. When Tejas returns to Kedgaon, it will be a happy moment for me.”