According to the Foreign Ministry, the government has secured a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin to allow Ghanaians, notably students, to travel freely across battle zones on Russian soil.
According to Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Red Cross has promised to assist in the evacuation of Ghanaians trapped in Kharkiv.
“As of this morning, after petitioning the Russian authorities and President, President Putin has finally announced that a safe route for citizens caught in Kharkiv and other locations will be opened immediately,” he continued.
This was confirmed by the Deputy Minister on Friday morning when the second group of Ghanaians fleeing Ukraine arrived in Poland.
13 Nigerians arrived at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on Friday, February 4, according to AdomNews
To have all Ghanaian nationals evacuated to safer zones, the government has been working with diplomatic posts, honorary consuls, and other stakeholders.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ampratwum-Sarpong has reported that the Hungarian government has decided to accept affected Ghanaian students who want to move to universities or complete their education in Hungary.
“They are prepared to match whatever facilities, whatever financial responsibilities being paid in Hungary,” he added, “so there is a window of opportunity that everything is not lost.”
The Ghana Psychology Council has also expressed its willingness to assist Ghanaian students who have returned from Ukraine with psychological counseling. Due to the trauma, they have been exposed to, the Council believes that this is
The first group of Ghanaians evacuated from Ukraine, including students, arrived in Accra on March 1.
Due to the closure of Ukraine’s airspace since the start of the conflict in the country, they were rescued by land through neighboring countries