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Over 100 Nigerians Await Visas To Join Ukraine War.

Nearly 100 Nigerians are seeking visas to fly from Nigeria to Ukraine to join the battle and fight against Russian belligerents, despite the Nigerian government’s preparations to evacuate over 5,000 of its people stuck in Ukraine. They have registered at the Ukrainian Embassy in Nigeria.

Since Ukraine’s airspace has already been closed, anyone wishing to enter the nation will have to utilize the ground borders of Romania, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, appealed to outsiders to join the fight using his verified Twitter account.

“Foreigners willing to defend Ukraine and world order as part of the International Legion of Territorial Defence of Ukraine, I invite you to contact foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine in your respective countries. Together we defeated Hitler, and we will defeat Putin, too.”

In an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday, the Second Secretary at the Ukrainian Embassy to Nigeria, Bohdan Soltys, said the list of those willing to fight for Ukraine had been sent to Kyiv.

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He said, “About 100 people wrote to us and said they would like to do this. We have transferred the information to the Ukrainian government and so far we have not received any feedback and a positive response.”

When asked if women would also be drafted, Soltys stated, “Right now, no.”

He, however, explained that the process may not be as easy for Nigerians since Nigerians need visas to visit most European countries and the

“There are also challenges because you cannot fly directly to Ukraine only to those countries bordering Ukraine but some of these people need visas and you need to get in touch with some of these countries. So, it is not like you can apply today and be in Ukraine tomorrow. Nigerians need visas to all the European countries,” he said.


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