Nigerians urge to suspend travel to six Eastern European Countries as war drum reaches a crescendo3 min read
General Muhammadu Buhari, President Federal Republic of Nigeria
Nigerians nursing the idea of travelling to any of the following six nations in Eastern Europe, especially those countries close to Russia and Ukraine, have been advised to immediately shelf such a plan in the interim.
The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the announcement in its latest travel advice issued last Friday, 18th February 2022.
The statement by the Foreign Affairs Ministry stated among other things, “Nigerian nationals wishing to travel to Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, should be on hold until the month ending May 2022”.
It further explained that the embassies and the Consulate in the above-named countries “have stopped the issuance of visa with immediate effect”, Nigeria’s foreign affairs ministry announced.
The ministry hinged her travel advice on the war alert from the world powers, especially Russia and the United States of America, USA, who had both called on their citizens to leave those countries within 48 hours.
Hence, the ministry said a critical review of the unhealthy war alert the world powers had given, informed the stern warning to Nigerians to stay clear of the mentioned areas as a full-blown war may likely erupt and perhaps without any further notice.
The statement by the Federal Government through the Foreign Affairs Ministry reiterated that every Nigerian from anywhere in the world that is “proceeding/intending to enter the above neighbouring named countries, between Russia and Ukraine should avoid such unbearable risk”, it advised.
Moreover, every Nigerian will do well to transmit this warning to as many family members, friends and acquaintances as one could remember, to dissuade those who may unwittingly and ignorantly fly into war zones.
However, there is no iota of doubt that the commercial airlines would also be advised in order not to fly into the war zone but to also avoid airspace close to the war zones in which an aircraft could be hit by stray missiles.
Half of a word the African proverb says is spoken to a wise child who would in turn amplify the seemingly mustard seed size word, into a complete whole statement and act wisely
RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT EGG ON PUTIN
Russia President, Vladimir Putin has moved stockpiles of blood and medical supplies to Russian troops positioned on the Ukrainian border, in a move U.S. President Joe Biden warned was in preparation for a massive military attack’ against Ukraine.
A huge military convoy of more than 100 military trucks with soldiers was also seen heading towards the Ukrainian border where 190,000 Russian troops are already stationed, raising fears Putin is about to stage a land-grab in eastern Ukraine.
Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, is closest to that border and has long been suspected as a possible target in a Russian invasion, according to western analysts.
Putin has already moved more than 10,000 Russian troops into Ukraine’s breakaway eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk after he recognised them as an independent. Some 6,000 troops were sent to Donetsk, 5,000 to Luhansk and 1,500 to the city of Horlivka, a source with links to Ukrainian intelligence said.
Biden said it defies logic to think Putin has taken such extensive military preparations, including putting 190,000 Russian troops on the border and moving blood supplies to those areas, for reasons other than invading Ukraine.
“This is the beginning of a Russian invasion. You don’t need blood unless you’re planning to start a war” the U.S President declared
Russian lawmaking body, the State Duma, which is one of the chambers of the Russian parliament and the Federal Assembly, a legislative authority that consists of 450 elected members, had today authorized Vladimir Putin to use military force outside of Russia
*Additional report from; dailymail.co.ukShare