Ukraine War: Tears Of Joy & Relief As Evacuated Student Returns Home In Odisha’s Koraput

Jeypore: There were tears of joy and relief when Gopal Patra returned home safe from war-torn Ukraine on Saturday.

A resident of Jeypore in Odisha’s Koraput district, Patra was among Indian nationals evacuated via Poland on Friday.

Patra reached the Poland border along a group of other Indians and from there he was rescued by the Indian government. He reached Delhi on Friday and from there he reached his hometown with the help of Odisha government.

Patra went to Ukraine in 2017 to study medicine at Luhansk State Medical University in Luhansk. Gopal went to Ukraine in 2014 and would have finished his studies next year, he told Odisha Bytes. He hopes for things to normalise so that students can return to complete the studies.

He said the studies in Ukraine and Russia are the same, so in case Russia wins the war their education will not get hampered. But, will the time come and things will get normal remains the unanswered question.

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