Russia-Ukraine War: Zimbabwe Evacuates Over 100 Students
The government of Zimbabwe has evacuated over 100 students who were studying in Ukraine amid growing tensions between Kyiv and neighbouring Russia.
Some 200 students made a distress call following Russia’s attack on Ukraine on 24 February and the government indicated they would be assisted once they get to any third country including Moldova and Poland.
Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Secretary, Nick Mangwana, announced Tuesday that the students have been relocated to other European countries. He wrote on Twitter:
To date 118 students have been relocated to the following safe places, Romania – 28, Hungary -15, -Slovakia -26, Poland – 49.
Tickets have been purchased for the first group of students who relocated to Poland.
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Last week the Government said it had registered 256 Zimbabwean nationals who were stranded in the besieged country.
It also advised that it had dispatched an official to Poland to organise their stay in Poland and buy their tickets to Zimbabwe adding that all those who are stranded and wish to travel to Zimbabwe will be assisted.