FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REACTS TO REPORT ABOUT RUSSIA FORCING NIGERIAN STUDENTS TO JOIN UKRAINE WAR .

Meanwhile,The Federal Government has dismissed the report that Russia is forcing international students to join in the ongoing conflict with Ukraine alongside its troops in exchange for visa renewal.

The report by Bloomberg, an international media platform based in America stated that Russia has decided not to extend the visas of African students and young workers unless they agree to join its military to fight against Ukraine.

The report attributed this claim to European officials familiar with the matter.

According to the report, Russia sought to enlist international students in the war to add extra manpower for its offensive in the Kharkiv region.

In response to the report, the Federal Government has dismissed the report as “false and misleading.”

In a statement on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Eche Abu-Obe, said there have been no reported cases of any Nigerian or other African students being enlisted to join the war.

The newspaper reports are, therefore, false and misleading and should therefore be disregarded.

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