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Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has invited parents and guardians of all Ghanaian nationals in war-torn Ukraine to a meeting.

A statement released by the ministry says the meeting will take place at the Accra International Conference Center on Tuesday, March 1.

“Given the precarious security situation in Ukraine, which has necessitated the evacuation of Ghanaian nationals, among others, from the country to safety, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey cordially invites all parents, guardians or relatives of Ghanaian nationals in Ukraine to a meeting on Tuesday, March 1 at the Accra International Conference Center at 10 a.m.,” the statement read.

In the meantime, the ministry has called on Ghanaian nationals in Ukraine who are traveling to neighboring countries to contact the designated contact persons for assistance.

Press Release on Contacts for Evacuation from Ukraine.pdf

Ghana steps up efforts to evacuate Ghanaian students
The Akufo-Addo-led government has started evacuating Ghanaian students stranded in war-torn Ukraine, an official statement said on Friday.

It comes after Russian forces invaded Ukraine, with missile strikes and explosions reported near major cities and on its military infrastructure.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said discussions with Swiss, Turkish, Moldovan, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian and Slovak authorities to assist in the smooth evacuation of Ghanaian students to Ukraine were well advanced.

“After the Ukrainian airspace was closed, it had become difficult to airlift our compatriots from Kyiv and other parts of the country. Therefore, the only viable means of evacuation is the land route to neighboring countries such as Moldova, Belarus, Slovakia and Hungary.

“The government has put in place the necessary package to facilitate transportation, accommodation, food, medical support, etc. to ease the burden on our compatriots,” the statement said.

“The ministry, through its missions in Bern, Switzerland, and the Honorary Consulate in Ukraine is in contact with Ghanaian students in Ukraine through its leadership. A list of students has been drawn up to facilitate the evacuation,” the statement said.

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