Nigeria has announced plans to evacuate its citizens in Ukraine after Russia invaded the country.
The Russian army invaded Ukraine by land, sea, and air on Thursday, February 24, 2022, marking the largest military action across Europe since World War Two.
After Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was aiming to demilitarize and ‘denazify’ Ukraine, missiles were fired at its cities and residents fled.
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In view of the escalating tension between Ukraine and Russia, the Government of Nigeria is planning a special flight operation to evacuate Nigerian citizens from the country.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, while speaking in an interview with NTA, confirmed that the Nigerian embassy in Kiev had been contacted to coordinate the return of those who wish to return to Nigeria.
The minister assured Nigerians that the ministry has been following the events since they began and promised to do everything in its power for the safety of Nigerians in Ukraine, particularly students.
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