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Almost 400 thousand Ukrainians have received shelter in Slovakia

Sep 28, 2023

Almost 400,000 Ukrainian citizens have been granted temporary asylum in Slovakia.


This was announced by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets following a meeting with the public defender of Slovak rights Robert Dobrovodsky, Ukrinform reports.

"I thanked him for supporting Ukraine and for providing temporary shelter in Slovakia for almost 400,000 Ukrainian refugees. I also said that I am following the activities of the Ukrainian authorities to ensure the rights of all national minorities, including Slovaks living in Ukraine so that they can enjoy all rights and freedoms," the ombudsman said.

Lubinets and Dobrovodsky agreed on information exchange and further cooperation. The Ukrainian ombudsman invited the Slovakian public defender of rights to join the online conference of ombudsmen within the framework of the Second Parliamentary Summit of the Crimean Platform.

In addition, Lubinets said that at a meeting with Petra Rother, Chairperson of the Advisory Committee for the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, he spoke about the situation of national communities in the occupied territories and presented the "Study on the Situation of National Communities and Indigenous Peoples in the TOT of Ukraine" conducted jointly with the Council of Europe.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 28/09/2023

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