About 460 Ghanaian students have left Ukraine to Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic following Russia’s invasion, Foreign Affairs Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has said.
The students will be received by officials from the countries’ diplomatic missions, honorary consuls, and officials of the Ghana students’ associations and are expected to return to Ghana in coming days.
The government invited parents and guardians of the students to a meeting in the capital, Accra, on Tuesday.
Over 1,000 Ghanaian nationals are currently working or studying in Ukraine.
Nigeria will on Wednesday start repatriation flights to countries bordering Ukraine for its citizens who are willing to return home, according to the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama.
Meanwhile, a group of South Africans, mostly students are also stuck at the Ukrainian-Polish border, according to the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Clayson Monyela on Twitter.
Ukraine’s visa-free regime with neighbouring EU countries allows Ukrainians pass the borders without having to hold a valid visa or additional documentation.