Twenty-six Jamaican students still in Ukraine

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 26 Jamaican students are still in Ukraine.

According to the report, 25 of them are in Kharkiv, with one student in Lviv.

In addition, the Ministry claims that 15 students have fled the country and that two students have not provided information about their whereabouts.

The government is continuing to assist Jamaican students and their families in any way it can at this difficult time, according to the statement.

“We know that you must be feeling scared and uncertain about what is happening in Ukraine, and we, like your families, are worried about you. Please know that Jamaica joins the world in calling for peace, and we are prayerful for these calls to be swiftly heeded. Until then, we continue to reach out to offer some support and guidance,” foreign affairs minister Kamina Johnson Smith told the students in a message on Wednesday.

Given the circumstances in Ukraine, Johnson Smith stated that she has discussed the problem with her Caribbean Community (CARICOM) colleagues and other diplomatic allies, and that she will remain vigilant for any options for safe passage that can be communicated to the students.

She advised the students to stay in touch with the Ministry.


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