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Published On: Wed, Mar 26th, 2014

Nigerian students in Crimea to now get consular services from Russia

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By Evelyn Okakwu

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ukraine, Amb. Frank Isoh, has said that Nigerians in Crimea will require a new residence permit to stay in that region which was recently absobed into Russia.

Isoh, in a telephone interview with the Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday, put the number of Nigerians in Crimea at 240, out of which 175 are students studying medicine.

He said Nigeria’s embassy in Russia would now be in charge of consular services of Nigerians in Crimea.

Isoh, however, said that issues relating to passport registration would still be handled by the mission in Kiev.

The envoy, however, restated that no Nigerian was attacked in the recent protest in Ukraine.

He further said that in spite of the development, day-to-day life still remained the same, while urging parents to stay calm as their wards are not in danger. (NAN)

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