Diplomacy

Russian Invasion: Onyeama Reveals FG’s Plan To Safely Evacuate Nigerians From Ukraine

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Friday assured its nationals living in Ukraine of their safe evacuation amidst the Russia multiple attacks of Ukraine.

Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.

The Minister said the Federal Government was making arrangements for a special flight operation to evacuate her citizens from Ukraine in view of the escalating tension between that country and Russia.

Onyeama added that the Nigerian Embassy in Kiev had been contacted and told to make arrangements for those wishing to return home from other areas including Donestk and Luhensk.

He assured Nigerians that the ministry was following the event since it began and assured of the Federal Government’s readiness to speedily ensure the safe evacuation of Nigerians, particularly, students in Ukraine.

Recent reports say Russian military has started attacking military installations in multiple fronts in spite of Russian President Vladimir Putin assurance not to attack Ukrainian citizens.

While Kiev is under bombardment, her citizens are seeking shelter in metro underground stations.

Tens of thousands of people cross the border out of Ukraine, while the European Union expressed readiness to assist with the sum of 1.7 billion euros in economic aid to Ukraine.

Turkish government has also expressed readiness to send humanitarian aid to its Ukrainian counterpart.