FG: We’re Making Arrangements To Take Willing Nigerians Out Of Ukraine

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The federal government on Friday assured Nigerians living in Ukraine of their safe evacuation amidst Russia’s military invasion of the country.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the assurance while speaking to journalists in Abuja.

Mr Onyeama said the 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.

He 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.

The minister informed Nigerians the ministry was following the event and assured of the government’s readiness to ensure the safe evacuation of Nigerians, particularly students in Ukraine.

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 Ukrainain counterpart.