Young Thug offers to help African immigrants stuck in Ukraine amid Russian invasion


Young Thug is looking to lend a helping hand amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine under the pretense of “denazifying” the former Soviet Union republic, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the country in an effort to reach safety.

Amid the conflict, there have been various reports of African immigrants being unfairly treated at Ukraine’s borders, with a “Ukrainians first” policy preventing them from boarding trains and crossing into nearby countries. Thousands of African students live in Ukraine to study medicine and other technical subjects at affordable prices.

Young Thug posted to his Instagram Stories about the racist discrimination taking place at Ukraine’s borders, and offered his support to the country’s African population while calling on his peers to help. Wrote Young Thug: “If some of my rap brothers are in I’m willing to help Africans get out of Ukraine however I can sense [sic] they not letting us pass. Who ever holds the info for these movements please contact me ASAP I’m ready.”

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