Ghana: first group of students stranded in Ukraine arrive in Accra

Ghana: first group of students stranded in Ukraine arrive in Accra

The first group of Ghanaian students arrived at Kotoka International Airport in the capital, Accra, on Tuesday morning as they fled the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Ghana has become the first African country to evacuate its citizens fleeing the conflict in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.

“At 17 students arrived in Accra and some 460 students were en route to Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic,” Ghana’s foreign ministry said.

“They are expected to return home in coming days,” it added.

It is estimated that more than 1,000 Ghanaian nationals are currently studying or working in Ukraine.

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