The first batch of Ghanaian nationals evacuated from Ukraine arrived home on Tuesday morning.

They were rescued through neighbouring countries by land due to the shutdown of Ukraine’s airspace since the beginning of the unrest in the country.

Government has been undertaking a number of processes in partnership with diplomatic missions, honorary consuls and stakeholders to get all Ghanaian nationals evacuated to safer zones.

It would be recalled that International media outlets reported that Russian troops on Thursday, February 24, launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine, as President Vladimir Putin cast aside international condemnation and sanctions and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere would lead to “consequences you have never seen.”

“Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of an invasion that could cause massive casualties, topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government and threaten the post-Cold War balance on the continent.”

President Joe Biden has pledged new sanctions to punish Russia for the aggression.

But Putin has justified it all in a televised address, asserting that the attack was needed to protect civilians in eastern Ukraine.

He claimed that Russia does not intend to occupy Ukraine but will move to “demilitarize” it and bring those who committed crimes to justice.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry is expected to meet relatives of affected Ghanaians in Ukraine to engage them on efforts being made to get back their relatives into the country.

Below are photos on the arrival at the Kotoka International Airport, of those who have been evacuated back home:

Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine
Photos and video: First set of Ghanaian nationals arrive from Ukraine