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Ukraine crisis: Stranded Ghanaians being evacuated to neighbouring countries

Seventy per cent of Ghanaians living in Ukraine and were stranded in Sunny close to the Russian border are currently en route to Myrhorod through which they will exit the country.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Tuesday, 8 March 2022.

The statement noted that the Ghanaians will be transported from Myrhorod to the Western border cities “for onward transfer to neighbouring countries.”

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said some Ghanaians living in Ukraine who were scheduled to be evacuated refused to show up at the airport.

The Ghanaians, whose COVID-19 tests and air tickets were fully paid for by the government, failed to show up to be evacuated home.

The ministry, in a statement, said it has noted with grave concern the refusal of some Ghanaian students to show up at the airport after they had expressed their willingness to be evacuated.

The statement continued: “This has resulted in the government of Ghana purchasing air tickets which remain unused, as well as paying for COVID-19 tests for persons with no intentions of travelling.”

The ministry also notified the stranded Ghanaians that the government will pay their hotel bills for just two nights.

“They will also be provided with air tickets to Ghana and have their COVID-19 tests paid for.”

The statement said the government is, therefore, “entreating only Ghanaians who are willing to be evacuated to confirm their participation so as to avoid the dissipation of scarce public funds.”

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