Nigerians Who Join Ukraine’s War Against Russia Won’t Need Visa

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Ukraine has offered to waive visa requirements for foreigners who assist in its fight against Russian troops.

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has already authorised a decree that would allow foreigners to help his country in the ongoing war.

The decree brings in a “temporary visa-free regime” for foreigners who want to help Ukraine in its defence.

At present, the country requires citizens from the European Union and the US to have visas of more than 90 days within a six-month period for visiting.

The visa-free regime will be effective immediately from 1 March and will remain in effect as long as the martial law is in force in the country.

It does not, however, extend to Russian nationals, referred to as “citizens of the aggressor state,” reported Business Insider.

Guardian had reported that over 100 young Nigerians have offered to join Ukraine in its fight against Russia.

In a report, the newspaper said the men, who besieged the Ukraine Embassy in Abuja, put down their names in a register provided by the embassy.

The Second Secretary, Ukraine Embassy, Bohdan Soltys, reportedly confirmed the development, adding that no step had yet been taken to that effect.

In a few hours, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will be a week. President Valdimir Putin had ordered his troops into Ukraine last week, daring global leaders who had threatened him with sanctions.

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