As thousands flee the crisis, Nigeria’s government has condemned reports that its citizens, and those from other African countries, have been prevented from leaving war-torn Ukraine.
We’ve heard from Isaac, a Nigerian man living in Ukraine who’s been trying to gain entry into Poland. He says border staff told him they were “not tending to Africans”.
There have also been reports of Ukrainian security officials preventing Africans from catching buses and trains going to the border.
On Sunday Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geofrey Onyeama said he had spoken with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba and had been assured that Ukrainian border guards had been given an order to allow all foreigners leaving Ukraine to pass without restrictions.