Ukraine Conflict: Gov't Urges Ghanaians to Find Shelter Amid Rising Tensions

Ukraine Conflict: Gov't Urges Ghanaians to Find Shelter Amid Rising Tensions

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has advised Ghanaians living in Ukraine to find shelter to ensure their safety
  • This comes amid rising tensions in the Eastern European country following Russia's assault
  • The Government of Ghana has expressed concerns over the security of Ghanaian students and other nationals in Ukraine

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has urged Ghanaians living in Ukraine to find shelter in their homes and government places to ensure their safety.

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry expressed concerns over the security of Ghanaian students and other nationals amid rising tension in the European country.

This comes after Russia launched military attacks on neighbouring Ukraine on Thursday, February 24.

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey
Ukraine Conflict: Gov't Urges Ghanaians to Find Shelter Amid Rising Tensions. Photo credit: @ibone32
Source: Twitter

Russian forces crossed Ukraine's borders and bombed military targets near big cities following a pre-dawn TV statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the BBC reported.

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A post on the official Twitter account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration said:

''The Government of Ghana is gravely concerned about the security and safety of our over 1000 students and other Ghanaians in Ukraine.''

Ukraine Conflict: Ghanaian Students Appeal to Gov't to Evacuate Them

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported that Ghanaian students in Ukraine have called on the government to urgently evacuate them amid reports of violent increasing clashes in the country.

Russia launched a heavy military invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, February 24, as troops bombed military targets in big cities.

Joseph, one of the students studying medicine, told Joy News on Thursday that foreign students in the region are living in fear because of the attacks.

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In other stories on YEN.com.gh, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has denied claims that a Ghanaian medical student, Erasmus Klutse, who died in Cuba was denied healthcare.

CitiNews reported that Ayorkor Botchwey lamented that social media had been used to spread conflicting reports about the death of Erasmus.

According to her, the government and the Ministry did not take the news of Erasmus’ death lightly. She added that she is certain that the death of Erasmus was not a result of the fact that he was denied medical attention.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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