First Indian casualty in Russia-Ukraine war

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A 21 year old Indian medical student Naveen Gyannagoudar  was killed in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on 1 March 2022. He  was from Karnataka and was waiting outside a grocery store to buy food.  He  was killed when the grocery store was hit by Russian shelling .

  • The easteren Ukrainian city of  Kharkiv is known for its medical education and has a bulk of Indian students who are trapped there due to heavy Russian bombardment .

  •  The Russian forces invaded Ukraine on 24 February after Russian President Vladimir Putin  recognised the breakaway Ukrainian  province of  Donetsk and Luhansk as independent countries.

  • It was condemned by the world and no country recognises these regions of Ukraine as Independent countries. 

  •  The Ukrainian President is Voldoymyr  Zelensky who was  an actor and comedian before he won the Presidential election in 2019.

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