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Poland makes a statement on assistance to refugees from Ukraine

Sep 19, 2023

Poland is likely to cut financial support for the one million Ukrainian refugees it hosts in its country.


This was stated by the State Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister of Poland, Piotr Mueller, RBC-Ukraine reports citing Bloomberg.

The publication writes that this could further undermine ties with the neighbor, which have been exacerbated by the conflict over grain imports.

"While the government in Warsaw has been one of Ukraine's staunchest supporters, helping it defend itself against Russian invasion by offering financial and military assistance, ties between the two countries are deteriorating ahead of Poland's October elections," the article says.

According to Mueller, the support for refugees, which includes the abolition of residence and work permit requirements, free access to schools, medical care, and family assistance, will not be extended next year.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 20/09/2023

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