Ukraine News – Federal government said Nigeria is ready to sanction Russia for invading Ukraine once the United Nations “adopts and imposes sanctions” on the country.
“On imposing (the) sanction, this is going to be a collective action. The United Nations has to act,”
Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama stated in an interview with Channels TV on Monday night.
“We are going to act and engage within the framework of the United Nations. So if the United Nations adopts and imposes sanctions against Russia, we will comply with UN’s resolution,” he stated.
iexclusivenews reports that Mr. Onyeama condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to wage war against Ukraine.
“We made that very clear; we condemned it. First of all, military force is not the solution.”
“We have spoken up about the territorial integrity that we recognise the integrity of Ukraine,” insisted the minister.
“Nigeria’s position on the resolution is very clear, that we do not condone this military intervention in another country.”
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that thousands of Nigerians have been caught up in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and the federal government is desperately trying to get them out.
It advised Nigerians fleeing Ukraine to seek refuge near the Hungarian or Romanian borders.
“For now, movement to the Hungarian Zahony border and Romanian Suceava, Tulcea, Satu Mare County, and Maramures borders is advised, as they approved visa-free access to all Nigerians coming from Ukraine and arrangement for accommodation and feeding before evacuation is arranged.”
The permanent secretary to the ministry of foreign affairs Gabriel Aduda stated in a statement.
According to Mr Aduda, Nigerian embassies in Romania, Hungary, and Poland have received over 256 stranded Nigerians from Ukraine, with another 200 expected in the following days.
Last Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine, with Belarus effectively serving as a staging area for the Russian military.
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