Ukraine-Russia crisis : It’s premature to evacuate Ghanaian students – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa,

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said it would be premature to evacuate Ghanaian students from Ukraine or Russia following the Ukraine-Russia crisis.

Asked whether the students should be evacuated while speaking on the New Day show on TV3 Wednesday February 16 with Johnnie Hughes, Mr Ablakwa who is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament said the students rather need their stipends to be paid by the government of Ghana and not evacuation.

“I think that it is premature at this point. Yesterday, when I was monitoring, the Russians have even begun to withdraw some of their troops to reduce tensions.

“I do not think that Putin is that stupid, he is more shrewd than what the Western propagandists make him look. I don’t think he will invade like that as is being predicted. I will just say that we should keep monitoring the situation closely. Perhaps what our students abroad need now is for their stipends to be be paid, a lot of the them on government scholarships have not been paid.”

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he is “ready to work further” with the West on security issues to de-escalate tensions over Ukraine, but emphasised the need for the West to heed Russia’s main demands.

He spoke on Tuesday during a news conference following talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Moscow.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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