Ukraine Russia War: 17 Ghanaian Students Arrive at Kotoka International Airport

Ukraine Russia War: 17 Ghanaian Students Arrive at Kotoka International Airport

  • 17 Ghanaian students in Ukraine have been brought back to their home country by Qatar and Turkey airplanes
  • They are the first batch of Ghanaians to have successfully returned after Russia's invasion of Ukraine
  • Ghanaians have received the news with great joy and hope that all the other students will also return safely

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine protracts and it became necessary that students from Ghana who were studying in the foreign country get evacuated to their motherland. has gathered that currently, 17 of such persons have successfully touched down at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, as part of the first batch of returnees.

According to TV3 Ghana, 16 of the students came through Qatar airways while only one came on Turkey airlines.

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Happy Arrivals at Kotoka
Happy Arrivals at Kotoka Photo credit: NIPAH DENNIS
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It is, however, reported that there are more than 1,000 students in total who left the shores of Ghana to study at different universities in the European country.

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In addition, Ukraine has also served as the country of residence for many Ghanaians who relocated abroad or traveled for short trips and run into the unfortunate invasion by Russia.

Nevertheless, news of 17 students successfully arriving in Ghana has received massive applause online.

Elizabeth Korsah said:

Thank God, the Africans are really suffering at the borders all because of racism. So please help them as fast as you can

Ibrahim Muhibatu commented:

Thanks to the Almighty Allah n praying for others to also arrive safely


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Ebenezer Agbey Quist (HOD Human-Interest) Ebenezer Agbey Quist is the Head of the Human Interest Desk at He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from KNUST (2017) with 8 years of experience as a writer and 3 years as an editor. He has certificates in AFP courses on digital investigation techniques. At, Ebenezer has won the Outstanding Achievement for Professional Conduct Award and the Best Human Interest Editor Award. He is also the author of 3 books. You can contact him via

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