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Russia-Ukraine war: Train carrying Ghanaian students attacked

A train carrying some Ghanaian students in Ukraine has been reportedly attacked by some Russians in Ukraine, according to Africanews.

The students, however, were said to have escaped unhurt.

The International news organisation quoted the Member of Parliament representing North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, to have disclosed this in an interview with a local TV on Saturday.

Ablakwa, a ranking member of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, spoke on the backdrop of a growing plea on the government to evacuate Ghanaian students from Ukraine.

Ghanaian students have since Thursday, when Russia launched attack on Ukraine, appealed to the Ghana government to evacuate them.

The lawmaker said, however, that the Government of Ghana has finally decided to evacuate Ghanaian students from Ukraine.

“The Ministry through its Mission in Berne, Switzerland and the Honourary Consulate in Ukraine are in touch with the Ghanaian students in Ukraine through their leaders,” he said.

“A list of students has been compiled to facilitate an evacuation exercise,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration had said in a statement on Friday, February 25.

Ghana’s government had previously advised its citizens in Ukraine to seek shelter, adding that plans were being made to evacuate them from the war-torn country.

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