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‘I had to flee because rockets were exploding everywhere’ – Ghanaian striker in Ukraine

Ukraine-based Ghanaian striker Raymond Frimpong has narrated his harrowing experience in the wake of Russia’s invasion.

‘I had to flee because rockets were exploding everywhere’ – Ghanaian striker in Ukraine

The Zorya Lugansk forward said he had to flee to Germany for safety after rockets and bombs were directed near the area he was staying.

The 19-year-old said he was scared by the development, having never experienced a war in his young life.

"I planned to stay in Ukraine, but then bombs began to fall, rockets exploded. I heard them with my own ears,” Frimpong said, as quoted by Footballghana.

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“The war came very close and I was scared. I decided to flee. The road to Germany took a lot of energy. It's scary, I've never seen war before.”

In late February, Russia President Vladamir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine, bombing some cities in the process.

Russia’s deadly invasion has led to several casualties, including soldiers, women, children and even journalists.

The world has since united in condemning the attack on Ukraine, with some sports personalities also joining in.

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Samuel Inkoom became the first Ghanaian footballer to publicly air his support for Ukraine in the wake of the country’s attack by Russia.

The right-back took to Facebook to say he stands with the Ukrainian people, some of whom have been forced to flee after the attacks.

“I stand together with the brave Ukrainian people!” he posted on Facebook, adding: “Realise the scale of Ukrainian heroism.”

Meanwhile, Frimpong has had a warm welcome since arriving in Germany and is currently training with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

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