Evacuation of Nigerian students currently not possible- Ukraine Ambassador to Nigeria tells FG

The Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria, Kirdoda Valerii, says evacuation of Nigerians from the country is currently not possible as the airspace in Ukraine remains closed following the raging war with Russia.

Recall that on Wednesday February 23, Russia launched a military attack on Ukraine, causing many to flee their homes.

Speaking after his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffery Onyeama, on Thursday, February 25, the Ukrainian envoy, said;

“Right now, we are in a very difficult situation, but we are fighting against the aggression and we believe that we will all win. Ukrainian Government does not differentiate between people on the basis of their nationality and that is the best effort to protect everybody.

Currently, the evacuation of Nigerian students is not possible because it is not safe to fly on the sky of Ukraine. As soon as it is safe to fly on the sky of Ukraine, we will join the Embassy of Nigeria in Ukraine and jointly with the Nigerian Government, we will arrange for the evacuation of Nigerian Students” Valeri said

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