The Zimbabwean government has communicated with its nationals stuck in Ukraine, via a tweet advising them to contact the Zimbabwean Embassy in Berlin (Germany)
On Thursday, February 24, 2022, The Ministry of Information and publicity through its microblogging platform Twitter published the advisory, issuing a contact number stranded Zimbabweans caught up in Ukraine could use.
Govt has taken note of the current situation in Ukraine and the possibility of our nationals being caught in it. Any Zimbabweans in Ukraine needing Govt intervention are advised to make contact with our Embassy in Berlin on Tel: +49 30 232556760
— Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting (@InfoMinZW) February 24, 2022
Zimbabwe does not have an Embassy in Ukraine.
Unlike other African countries such as Ghana and Nigeria which have embassies that have drawn attention to its nationals in Ukraine to the declaration of a State of Emergency and Martial Law on the entire territory of Ukraine.
The Nigerian embassy issued a statement urging Nigerian nationals resident in Ukraine to remain calm but be very vigilant and be responsible for their personal security and safety.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s foreign ministry has advised Ghanaian students in Ukraine to seek shelter in their homes or in designated government places of shelter, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
According to the ministry, over a thousand Ghanaian nationals are currently studying or working in Ukraine adding that it is “gravely concerned” for their safety.
However, Ghana’s national student union wants the government to go a step further and evacuate Ghanaian students from the conflict zone until calm is restored.