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Russian Embassy Denies Coercing Nigerian Students for Ukraine Conflict Participation

Boom RadioNG | June 13, 2024

The Russian Embassy in Nigeria has vehemently denied allegations of coercing African students, particularly Nigerians, to participate in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine in exchange for visa extensions.

The embassy labeled the reports as fake news and emphasized the potential damage such misinformation could inflict on the educational cooperation between Russia and Nigeria.According to the embassy’s statement, no association of Nigerian students in Russia has confirmed the allegations, and Nigerian students reportedly face no difficulties in extending their visas while pursuing their studies in Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

The embassy commended the efforts of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Association of Nigerian Students in Moscow for debunking the false claims and reaffirmed its commitment to fostering friendship and cooperation between Russia and Nigeria.

Written by Boom RadioNG


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