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FG says it’s too risky to evacuate 5,600 Nigerians in Ukraine now 

by Good News

•Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama
The Federal Govt says it is very no longer going to evacuate Nigerian college students in Ukraine except the airports within the nation are reopened.

For the reason that ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine broke out on Thursday, February 24, 2022, there had been calls on the FG to evacuate over 5000 Nigerians discovering out in Ukraine.

The war started shortly after Russian President, Vladimir Putin ordered a “special army operation” within the nation.

Following the present, many Ukrainian fundamental cities along side Kyiv, the nation’s capital were bombed and dozens of deaths earn additionally been recorded.

Onyema said he discussed the different of evacuating Nigerians from Ukraine but Shebarshin told him there’s perchance possibility inviting.

The minister added that the Russian envoy told him that Russia used to be wide awake of the civilians from foreign places worldwide locations and would do away with the total significant measures to make certain that their security.

“He used to be loads more sanguine, optimistic that no grief will come to them, but we can no longer do away with any dangers.

“Here is truly the direct of the authorities. And additionally, that we earn 5,600 Nigerians in Ukraine and we are very passionate about what we are listening to and what we are seeing, in terms of missiles and bombs about the protection of our Nigerian citizens over there, that we’d resolve to be ready to evacuate them.

“This might perhaps well be communicated to his headquarters and that obviously, they have about Nigeria a friendly nation and Nigerians; and that they would make nothing to grief Nigerians and warranted me that their breeze is centered at army installations and that they make no longer appear to be about to birth out attacking civilian areas etc,” he said.

On his meeting with Valerii, Onyema said the Ukrainian envoy told him that the evacuation of Nigerians within the European nation is no longer likely for now.

The envoy, nonetheless, added that the Ukrainian authorities had given security suggestions and instructions to residents, adding that there used to be no discrimination between Ukrainians and foreigners within the protection features.

“Appropriate now, we are in a truly complex grief, but we are struggling with towards the aggression and we predict about that we can all do away with.

“Ukrainian Govt doesn’t differentiate between americans on the premise of their nationality and that’s the easiest effort to offer protection to every person.

“At existing, the evacuation of Nigerian college students is no longer likely because it is no longer safe to waft within the sky of Ukraine. As rapidly as it is safe to waft on the sky of Ukraine, we can join the Embassy of Nigeria in Ukraine and jointly with the Nigerian Govt, we can arrange for the evacuation of Nigerian college students.” Onyema quoted the envoy to earn said. 

The Ukrainian envoy expressed gratitude to the FG and the americans of Nigeria for his or her again.


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