Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Henry Kwabena Kokofu, has commended the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey for their swift response to the concerns of Ghanaian nationals in Ukraine.
Ukraine is under attack from Russia following the latter's President, Vladimir Putin's refusal to heed diplomatic calls to ceasefire.
Russian forces had struck military assets and other important defence facilities and were attacking border units with explosions thudding across cities throughout Ukraine including its capital, Kyiv.
US President Joe Biden has condemned the "unprovoked and unjustified attack” and vowed that the world would hold Russia and Putin accountable for the aggression.
Meanwhile, there are fears this unprovoked attack might escalate into the largest military conflict on European soil since the end of World War II.
“President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering,” Biden said in a statement after Putin announced military action against Ukraine.
Also, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has expressed gratitude to 11 countries including Ghana for backing a resolution that was vetoed by Russia on Friday, February 25, 2022.
In a tweet, Mr Zelenskyy said the veto of Russia was a ''bloodstain on its plaque in the Security Council, the map of Europe and the world''.
The eleven-member countries voted in favour of the resolution.
China, India and the United Arab Emirates abstained.
Ghana's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration also in a tweet empathized with over said it 1000 Ghanaians in Ukraine, expressing grave concern about their security and safety.
Hence, arrangements have been made to evacuate them with reports indicating that about twenty-four (24) Ghanaian nationals have currently arrived in the country.
Speaking on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo', Mr. Kokofu applauded the efforts by the government stressing the President and Foreign Minister are keen on safeguarding Ghanaians in Ukraine.
He asked the citizenry to remain calm as the government will ensure they're not scathed but return home safely.
"Let's remain calm and pray for those being evacuated that they will arrive safely," he said.
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